Workshop for Women in Cybersecurity Research (CyberW)
Event submitted on Monday, April 13th 2020, approved by Content Team ✓
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This is yet another fantastic InfoSec event aimed at Women in Cybersecurity. We’re seeing more and more of these events appearing every year which is excellent news and we wish the organizers the best of luck with this event.
Conference Event Summary
The following description was either submitted by the Conference Organizer on Monday, April 13th 2020, or created by us.
This workshop aims to attract all underrepresented cybersecurity professionals, students, and researchers to attend top security and privacy events and engage in cutting-edge security and privacy research. In addition, it will provide a chance for the participants to network, as well as sharing career development experiences.
Everyone is welcome to attend the workshop. It is believed that the workshop experience will be beneficial to everyone, regardless of gender and race.
The workshop is motivated by the significant gender imbalance in all security conferences, in terms of the number of publishing authors, PC members, organizers, and attendees. What causes this gender imbalance remains unclear. However, multiple research studies have shown that a diverse group is more creative, diligent, and productive than a homogeneous group*. In order to maintain a sustainable and creative workforce, substantial efforts need to be made by our security community to broaden the participation from all underrepresented groups in cybersecurity research conferences.