Professional Development


As a resource, WiCyS provides links to certificate programs and professional development sources below. Let us know of others by contacting [email protected].

CTF Time – List of upcoming Capture the Flag events – Visit for a resource repository

How to be an Inclusive Mentor (WiCyS)learn the 7 steps for becoming an inclusive mentor

Inclusive Language (WiCyS)This inclusive language resource is an ongoing document drafted by the WiCyS Racial Equity Committee for others to share with their cybersecurity teams

NCWIT Tips for Unbiased Job Ads – These tips provide “before and after” examples of ads with balanced language and other guidelines for writing unbiased job descriptions.

NCWIT Reducing Unconscious Bias in Job Descriptions – This Job Description Checklist helps you analyze ads for subtle biases in language, in criteria, and in how you describe your workplace.

NICCS List of Professional CertificationsThe NICCS Education and Training Catalog is the place to start for anyone interested in advancing their cybersecurity education

Reducing Unconcious Bias (NCWIT) – How Can Reducing Unconscious Bias Increase Women’s Success in IT?

#MakingSpace Pledge – Diversity IS Security. That’s why the Making Space Pledge exists. The Making Space Pledge aims to promote equality in the cybersecurity world by opening dialogue to ensure that diversity exists within the cybersecurity industry and workforce.

Tips When Preparing a Conference Proposal – If you’re ready to submit a CFT but don’t know where to start, these tips are for you!


*These are resources WiCyS compiles for the public. WiCyS is not endorsing any of these materials, we are simply sharing them with the community.