Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) has various scholarships available for students, educators and professionals to attend the 10th anniversary of its technical conference to be held April 11 to 13 in Nashville, Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) has various scholarships available for students, educators and professionals to attend the 10th anniversary of its technical conference to be held April 11 to 13 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Every year, WiCyS, the premier event to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity, brings together students and professionals from academia, research and industry to share knowledge and experience, network, learn and mentor. Of the nearly 2,000 expected conference participants, roughly half will have earned a scholarship to attend (including lodging, registration and meals). We are incredibly grateful to the conference sponsors that help to make this unique scholarship offering possible for the community.
The Student Scholarship is for WiCyS student members. The Faculty Scholarship is given to WiCyS Student Chapter advisors or faculty members who have not previously attended the conference. Equity and Advancement Scholarships are for WiCyS non-student members who are part of underrepresented populations. Veteran Scholarships are for all WiCyS members who are U.S. veterans. Each scholarship includes discounted registration and two nights of complimentary, shared lodging.
“Since 2014, WiCyS has been making the conference accessible for aspiring professionals. For every regular registration, we continue to offer a scholarship for a student, educator, underrepresented or underserved professional.,” said Janell Straach, WiCyS conference chair. “We are incredibly grateful to the conference sponsors that help to make this unique scholarship offering possible for the community.”
Scholarship applications must be received by Nov. 6. For more information, visit http://www.wicys.org/events/wicys-2024/scholarships/.
Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is a nonprofit organization with international reach dedicated to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in cybersecurity. Founded by Dr. Ambareen Siraj from Tennessee Tech University through a National Science Foundation grant in 2013, WiCyS offers opportunities, trainings, events, and resources for its members. Strategic partners include Tier 1: Akamai Technologies, Amazon, AT&T Cybersecurity, Battelle, Bloomberg, Carnegie Mellon University – Software Engineering Institute, Cisco, Ford Motor Company, Fortinet, Google, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Optum, Sandia National Laboratories, SentinelOne. Tier 2: Accenture, Aristocrat, Dell Technologies, DeVry University, Intel, JPMorgan Chase & Co., LinkedIn, McKesson, Navy Federal Credit Union, NCC Group, Nike, Workday, Yubico Inc. To partner, visit http://www.wicys.org/support/strategic-partnerships/.
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