Teaming up with the Women in Cybersecurity Conference
The Women in Cybersecurity (WiCys) Conference is around the corner (March 31- April 1) and promises some must-attend events. With capture the flags and workshops in a broad array of topics (i.e. reverse engineering, applied cryptography, planning next career steps and business acumen for new college grads) there is something for cyber security professionals and enthusiasts at any level. There will be prominent speakers with titles such as Head of Technical Program Management at Facebook, Professor, and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer of Cisco and at least a dozen more. On top of all this, they are holding a job fair and offering countless resources to attendees.
Dr. Ambareen Siraj founded Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) in 2013 as an organization and conference with focused efforts on giving women resources and opportunities in the cyber security field as well as engaging in research on the subject. Some of the affiliates on their organizing and steering committee are women with roles at institutions and organizations including NSA, Purdue University, and IBM.
CyberTraining 365 and Women in Cybersecurity Join Forces
Due to increase in demand for a skilled cybersecurity workforce and lack of diversity in such, CyberTraining 365 has partnered with the National Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) conference to provide training scholarships to 40 aspiring students attending the upcoming event on March 31st-April 1st at Tucson, AZ. (For details of the program, please refer to www.wicys.net)
Being advocates of inclusion and diversity, broadening women’s interests and education in the cyber security sector is important to us and to show their support of the WiCyS Conference and Community, this year we are offering 40 seats for our subscription-based, online cyber security certification courses at free of cost to WiCyS 2017 student attendees!
We are so thrilled to be partnering with such an active, effective and critical organization for the cyber security field. We hope to stay engaged with WiCys and continue to give them additional resources to continue lifting women in the cyber security industry.
To learn more about women in cyber security, check out our interview series where we interview the top experts about career advice for students and those just getting started on their careers!
CyberTraining 365 is an online academy that offers nearly 1,000 hours of relevant and cutting edge cyber security training. Our training provides the most in demand industry certification prep courses including EC-Council, CompTIA, (ISC)2 and Cisco; all taught by leading cyber security experts. All of our offerings are aligned with the national initiative for cyber security education (NICE) and ensure the most up-to-date information for this constantly shifting field. With engaging content in a scenario-based format, CyberTraining 365 uses bite-sized micro-learning methodology ensures learners are not overwhelmed with information. On Demand LMS platform has white-label capabilities ideal for internal training purposes.