WiCyS aims to impact diversity in the cybersecurity workforce through recruiting, retaining and advancing women. The annual conference provides opportunities for attendees to share their knowledge and experience through technical presentations, workshops, a student research poster competition, panel discussions, Birds-Of-A-Feather and lightning talks.
“The WiCyS conference is the biggest stage for leaders and practitioners in the cybersecurity industry, where the majority happen to be women,” said Dr. Ambareen Siraj, WiCyS founder and conference program chair. “It’s really a community gathering to listen to diverse voices on issues that matter, to share knowledge and experiences, to provide opportunity and resources, and most importantly to form relationships to collaborate and network.”
Through technical presentations, participants can share their experience with others and highlight innovations, research and development projects, service learning and outreach projects or other encounters related to cybersecurity. Hands-on workshops offer learning opportunities on the latest trends and technology.
Student attendees can present their cybersecurity research to an audience through a poster session. Winners in the undergraduate and graduate categories will receive travel support for future security conferences.
Panels allow participants to discuss current relevant topics in cybersecurity in 45-minute sessions. Birds-Of-A-Feather is an informal community discussion on nearly any topic related to cybersecurity that elicits group interests. These sessions can help share ideas and introduce current issues or trends.
Workshops are hands-on meetings (technical/professional development) on any topic related to cybersecurity. Lightning talks are five-minute presentations to jump-start discussions and collaborations while soliciting feedback from the community.
The submission deadline is March 1. Make submissions at https://www.wicys.org/events/call-for-participation/. Email questions to email@example.com.
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Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) (2021, January 28). Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) opens call for participation for 2021 conference. Cision PRWeb. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/women-in-cybersecurity-wicys-opens-call-for-participation-for-2021-conference-301217681.html?tc=eml_cleartime