In 2019 (ISC)² Research found women comprise only 24% of global cybersecurity workforce. The numbers are steadily increasing but continued support is needed to make a significant difference.
WiCyS is about celebrating diversity in all ways. Everyone is welcome to join regardless of gender or gender identification. We want to create an environment that helps everyone feel support in learning about and working in cybersecurity.
WiCyS is the only non-profit membership organization with international reach that is dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring. WiCyS helps build a strong cybersecurity workforce with gender equality by facilitating recruitment, retention and advancement for women in the field. The initiative was created through an NSF grant (Award #1303441) by Dr. Ambareen Siraj at Tennessee Tech University six years ago, and has grown into a wonderful alliance among academia, government and industry.
Learn More on the national site at WiCyS.org