WiCyS Utah will hold regular conferences and events to pull our members together, create network opportunities, and educate the public on cyber threats. Here is a look at our upcoming events.
WiCyS Utah Quarterly Conference - March 19th
We will first have a panel discussion with our WiCyS Utah board members (leaders from Southern Utah University, Nu Skin Enterprises, HealthEquity, 3M, and Progressive Leasing) on key cybersecurity strategies they have observed over the years and applied throughout organizations around the world.
We will then have the opportunity to hear from the WiCyS Utah President, Dr. Shalini Kesar, as she describes some of the greatest lessons she has learned through her extensive career and academic research in cybersecurity. Dr. Kesar is currently the Director of Masters of Cybersecurity Program and an Associate Professor for Southern Utah University. She has two Masters degrees and a Doctorate in Information Systems with a focus on cyber crime, privacy from UK (London School of Economics, De Montfort University & University Salford). She has over 25 years in experience from universities across the globe. She will share with us her passion for cybersecurity and her outreach efforts in mentoring and influencing women and girls around the world.
WiCyS Utah is an affiliate that embodies these same commitments with a focus on catering to the needs of women in Utah. It will do this through undertaking activities to provide community, mentoring, and networking while promoting recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in cybersecurity. WiCyS is a premier organization with an international reach dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research, and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking, and mentoring. Established in 2012 by Dr. Ambareen Siraj of Tennessee Tech University through a National Science Foundation grant, WiCyS is a nonprofit organization offering many memberships, sponsorships, and collaboration benefits.
WiCyS Utah May Conference - May 14th
Register now to attend our next WiCyS Utah Conference on May 14th. We will have an online webinar featuring a leader from the Office of CISO at AWS and an FBI Special Agent.
Merritt Baer is the Principal Security Architect for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and an Adjunct Professor for the University of Maryland. She will talk to us about her journey from Harvard Law School to cybersecurity and the continual advancements she is seeing in cloud protections.
Our second speaker is Kat Barclay, an FBI Special Agent, who has worked with the FBI Cyber Task Force. She will walk through the latest threats impacting our nation, her path to joining the FBI, and how cyber is impacting crime today.