Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) 2021
Event submitted on Saturday, February 20th 2021, approved by Charles Villanueva ✓
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Another excellent event in the growth of Women In Cybersecurity conferences.
Conference Event Summary
The following description was either submitted by the Conference Organizer on Saturday, February 20th 2021, or created by us.
Each year, WiCyS holds an annual conference with localhost college partners. The WiCyS Conference is an excellent opportunity for companies to connect with women students and candidates to recruit them into the field! 50% of our attendees are students looking for employees 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 and 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 24% statistic of women in cybersecurity jobs.