Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS)
Event submitted on Tuesday, October 22nd 2019, approved by Charles Villanueva ✓
We love this event because there’s not a lot of women in the cybersecurity industry and this conference will help recruit and improve the statistics of women working in cybersecurity.
The description below was submitted by the Conference Organizer on Tuesday, October 22nd 2019.Add this conference to your favourites
Each year, WiCyS holds an annual conference with local host college partners. The WiCyS event is an excellent chance for organizations to connect with women students and candidates to recruit them into the field! 50% of the attendees are students looking for employment who have been accepted through the scholarship program that sponsorships help to support. In addition to students, the other 50% is made up of experienced leaders, professionals in the cybersecurity field who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise with others and mentor those interested in cyber careers. There are many ways to participate in WiCyS – as volunteers, speakers, sponsors, and supporters.
Because of the enormous gap between available talent and cybersecurity jobs (by some accounts it’s 300,000 by the year 2020), the mission of Women in CyberSecurity makes so much sense – to broaden participation in cyber by recruiting, retaining and advancing women in the field of cybersecurity, and improve on the very low 11% statistic of women in cybersecurity jobs.