Women Security

Women in Cyber Security Conference 2017

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

“WiCyS has become a continuing effort to recruit, retain, and advance women in cybersecurity. It brings together women (students/faculty/researchers/professionals) in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry for sharing of knowledge/experience, networking and mentoring”. They were expecting 800 attendees who enjoyed presentations, panels, workshops, lighting talks, birds-of-a-feather session, mentoring opportunities, poster sessions, and a career fair. Among the attendees were 10 Eller undergraduate students. 

 

“Cybersecurity as a discipline will allow us to add considerable value to all of the rest of the industries that it touches, provided that it can gain the support that it deserves. You can incur the cost or pay the price. Invest in CyberSecurity principles and professionals like this one.” – Troy Adams

 

“It was truly a great experience attending the Women in Cyber Security Conference this year. After meeting so many high achieving women executives and student leaders, I don’t feel as invisible as I did before in this industry. The knowledge and diverse perspectives I gained this past weekend were invaluable.” – Quanisha Lindsey

 

“I absolutely loved the conference especially the speed mentoring sessions. The workshops were very informative and the career fair and resume clinic were also really helpful.” – Mariana Eubanks 

 

I received lots of great tips on how to improve my resume. The career fair helped me connect with many employers relating to my major. The workshops were very useful for me not only as a student in MIS but as a woman in MIS. What I liked most about this conference is that it was very tailored to students. I felt welcomed and found networking to come very naturally.” – Danielle Orozco 

 

This conference amazed me with the number of women in Information System. There were over eight hundred participants this year. I had a chance to network with other women from different backgrounds and regions. Most of them are pursuing Masters or Doctoral degrees.” – Lanh Truong