Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Conference

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Nashville TN
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Join CISA at WiCyS!

CISA is exhibiting and speaking at the Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) on April 11-13, 2024, in Nashville, TN.

This three-day conference is the flagship event to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity — all while creating a community of engagement, encouragement and support at a technical conference for women and allies. WiCyS brings together women and allies in cybersecurity from academia, research, government, and industry.

 The event will occur at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, located at 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214.

About the Conference

Career Fair Hours

Friday, April 12, 2024, 9:45 AM- 5:30 PM CT

Exhibit Location

We are conveniently located at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in exhibit space numbers 600 & 602.  

Speaking Sessions

Conference Opening & Keynote

Friday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CT Room: Delta A

Speakers: Lisa Einstein, Executive Director, Cyber Security Advisory Committee,  CISA; Anna Johnson, Microsoft; Ebony Smith, Walmart.

Awareness Alone Won’t Save Us: Why Human-Centered Design is Key to Cybersecurity

Friday, April 12, 1:55 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. CT Room: Bayou CD 

Speaker(s): Rachel Russo Gaiser, Advisor, Cybersecurity Division, CISA; Norah Maki, IT Specialist, CISA.

Federal Initiatives in Support of Cybersecurity Ecosystems

Friday, April 12, 3:50 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. CT Room: Canal ABC

Speakers: Toni Benson, Deputy Associate Director, Cyber Defense Education and Training, CISA; Lynne Clark, NSA; Ashley Greeley, NCAE-C K-12; Marian Merritt, NIST; Carolyn Renick, DOL. 

The Evolution of Cybersecurity Careers in Defending Against Physical Threats

Saturday, April 13, 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. CT Room: Canal ABC

Speakers: Kelly Murray, Associate Director (AD) of Chemical Security, CISA; Lisa Beury-Russo, AD of CISA Exercises, CISA; Ryan Donaghy, Acting Associate Director for Planning and Innov.

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