Capitol Technology University CWC Leadership Nominated for Cybersecurity Woman of the World 2023 Award

Capitol Technology University is excited to announce that representatives from our university and our Center for Women in Cyber (CWC) have been nominated for the Cybersecurity Woman of the World 2023 (CSWW) award, a prestigious recognition and one of the highest accolades to women leading the cybersecurity field worldwide. Dr. Diane M. Janosek, CWC Executive Director and international cybersecurity leader, Ludmila Morozova-Buss, CWC member and Editor in Chief of Top Cyber News Magazine (media partner for the CWC), and Dr. Denae Brooks, Capitol Tech graduate, have all been nominated as outstanding innovators and pioneers within the cyber industry who are paving the way for more diverse opportunities for professionals in this field. 

CyberSecurity Woman of the World 2023 Logo


The Cybersecurity Woman of the World Edition will be held on Thursday, August 31st, 2023 at the magnificent Ardoe Castle in Aberdeen, Scotland to announce and celebrate the finalists in an extraordinary gathering of cybersecurity's finest minds. Attendees will connect with British Royal Marines, Scottish government officials, and global cyber experts – all coming together to recognize the exceptional achievements of women who are defending the digital landscape and shaping the future of cybersecurity. 

CSWW23 Venue Location - Ardoe Castle, Aberdeen, Scotland
CSWW23 Venue Location - Ardoe Castle, Aberdeen, Scotland


The event will include:  

  • Keynote speaker 

  • Announcement of awards winners 

  • GALA dinner and networking with cybersecurity innovators and leaders 

The CSWW works in partnership with leading cyber industries such as the United Cybersecurity Alliance, and recognizes finalists of other cyber awards given throughout the year, including Inteligenca’s Cybersecurity Woman of the Year (CSWY) award. The CSWY event held on August 8th honored exceptional women in the cybersecurity industry during the Black Hat Conference, a well-known security event for leaders in the infosec community. Winners included Capitol Tech’s Dr. Nikki Robinson, who received the award for Cybersecurity Woman Influencer of the Year 2023. 

Dr. Nikki Robinson and Other Winners of the CSWY 2023 Awards
Las Vegas, NV - Cybersecurity Woman of the Year (CSWY) 2023 winners including Dr. Nikki Robinson (right)


Inteligenca notes that the CSWW award further “celebrates the exceptional achievements of a woman who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, innovation, and impact in the field of cybersecurity. The winner will serve as an inspiration to future generations of women in technology, setting a new standard of excellence. In addition, 20 women will be awarded a letter of recognition by the British Royal Marines.” Capitol Technology University is honored to see two of our own cyber leaders as finalists for this distinguished award. 

Our university received Inteligenca’s Educator Ally of the Year (AYA) in 2021, a title that recognizes our efforts to support women in cyber and educate the technology community on gender equality issues in this field. Capitol Tech is a leading STEM institution that works with both local and international faculty and industry partners to provide quality education and opportunities in top technology fields to our students worldwide. As part of the university’s allyship, Capitol Tech has developed more programs to support women in their education and career pursuits, including our new Center for Women in Cyber (CWC) which hosts leadership webinars and mentorship opportunities for emerging cyber professionals. Over the last 25 years, Capitol Tech has graduated over 1,000 women who have pursued careers in the STEM fields of engineering, computer science, cybersecurity, and more. 

Registration is currently open for those interested in attending the CSWW 2023 GALA event in Scotland. 

And keep an eye out for the upcoming special edition of Top Cyber News Magazine featuring a story on the nominees written by Ludmila Morozova-Buss! 

For more information about Capitol Technology University, visit our website

To register for our CWC Leadership Cyber Webinar Series, visit our webinars page


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