Monday, February 2, 2015

National Women in Cybersecurity Conference

The 2nd National Women in Cybersecurity conference will be held on March 27-28, 2015 Atlanta, GA -
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With support from National Science Foundation, Award #1303441 (Capacity Building in Cybersecurity: Broadening Participation of Women In Cybersecurity through the Women in Cybersecurity Conference and Professional Development), WiCyS is an effort to bring together women (students/faculty/researchers/professionals) in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry for sharing of knowledge/experience, networking and mentoring. Any individual or organization interested in supporting recruiting and retention efforts for women in cybersecurity is encouraged to participate. The 1st WiCyS conference was held in Nashville, TN, April 2014. Here are some pics:

We have limited capacity of 500 attendees: 50% students (at all college levels), 25% educators, 25% professionals.

The WiCyS conference will offer:

• Distinguished speaker sessions • Technical presentations

• Technical workshops • Poster competitions

• Birds-of Feather discussions • Speed mentoring and networking session

• Panel discussions • Lightning talks

• Career and graduate school fair

We have some excellent speakers lined up and with your participation, we hope to orchestrate a program that will be beneficial to students, educators, researchers and professionals.

Also, multiple workshop opportunities are now available for WiCyS 2015 attendees.

Check this link for description, schedule and apply now!! Deadline is February 15th and application acceptance notification will go out on February 22nd.

Please spread the word among your peers for WiCyS attendance and participation. Registration is still open until we reach capacity!!

Lodging is provided for student/faculty for March 27th. We have exhausted our initial lodging capacity but we are in the process of procuring additional lodging rooms and any such will be offered to students/faculty in the waiting list on a 1st come 1st serve basis:

Please pass along to peers, help support our cause and spread the word.

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on behalf of

Ambareen Siraj
Associate Professor
Computer Science Department
Tennessee Tech University

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