Arlington, Virginia — The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is now an affiliate sponsor of Black Hat USA 2017. Now in its 20th year, this leading information security event takes place July 22–27 in Las Vegas—and offers attendees the latest information on trends, technology, and techniques to combat cyber threats. The WSC team will be available throughout the week to talk about its mission of helping and empowering women to succeed in the cybersecurity field.
To help promote this important event and increase women’s attendance, WSC will be holding a series of webinars on its BrightTalk channel. The goal of the webinars is to increase the presence of women at this important show beyond the token few—and in doing so, diversify the conversations and bring new ideas and approaches to light.
Jessica Gulick, Vice President of the WSC National Board and CEO of Katzcy Consulting, explains, “Women currently make up only 14 percent of the cybersecurity workforce, but we have seen a number of women in the IT field looking for ways to cross over into a cybersecurity career. Opportunities like Black Hat offer women the ability to attend a pure cybersecurity conference and train with peers to keep their skills and knowledge sharp.”
Please join the first webinar titled “Black Hat: Women Wanted” on June 1st at noon to learn more. For additional information on the Black Hat conference, including a code for $200 off registration, visit WSC’s website.
About Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu
Founded in 2012, the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is a Northern Virginia-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, focused on empowering women to succeed in the cybersecurity industry. WSC’s mission is to advance women in cybersecurity careers by providing programs and partnerships that promote networking, education, training, mentoring, resource-sharing and other professional opportunities.
WSC serves thousands of women across the globe by bringing awareness to, and advancing careers in, cybersecurity. The WSC community includes information security professionals, IT professionals, programmers, computer scientists and engineers, as well as women wanting to explore and join the field. Recognizing the importance of encouraging girls to embrace a future in STEM-related professions through its Cyberjutsu Girls Academy, WSC provides a unique hands-on curriculum focused on securing information technology. For more information, visit http://www.womenscyberjutsu.org.
About Black Hat
For 20 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends. These high-profile global events and trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia. More information is available at: blackhat.com. Black Hat is organized by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit www.ubm.com for the latest news and information about UBM.