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WiCyS (Women In CyberSecurity)

Where the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in cybersecurity happens WiCyS.org

Cybersecurity Ventures is committed to the advancement of women in the cybersecurity field. We are the Market Research Partner for WiCyS, a leading alliance between trailblazers from academia, government, and industry — and WiCyS is our Women In CyberSecurity Association Partner. Cybercrime Magazine collaborates with WiCyS and its members on articles, podcasts, and videos.


WiCyS was established in 2012 by Dr. Ambareen Siraj of Tennessee Tech University through a National Science Foundation grant, partnerships, and collaboration benefits for all women, male allies and advocates with a strong mission to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity.

Cybercrime Radio: Dr. Ambareen Siraj

Founder and board member at WiCyS


At WiCyS, a global community of women, male allies and advocates, we are dedicated to bringing talented women together to celebrate and foster their passion and drive for cybersecurity. We unite local communities of aspiring and thriving women cybersecurity professionals across the world to collaborate, share their knowledge, network and mentor. We create opportunities through professional development programs, conferences, career fairs, and more.


JOIN US to move the needle in women’s underrepresentation in cyber! Explore our Membership Benefits page to determine if WiCyS is your tribe. We have professional and student communities, professional development programs, mentor/mentee program, virtual and in-person conferences/career fairs, Job Board++, resources, and events for women in cybersecurity and their supporters.


WiCyS 2021 is the go-to event to help you get where you want to be. We help organizations recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity — all while creating a community of engagement, encouragement, and support at a technical conference. The 8th annual event is not only the flagship conference for women in cybersecurity but, regardless of gender, is the largest cybersecurity conference with equal representation of professionals and students.

To learn more about WiCyS (Women In Cybersecurity), visit WiCyS.org.