Recognizing the essential nature of cybersecurity in critical infrastructure, Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) announces the creation of our first industry community, the WiCyS Critical Infrastructure Community. The mission is to support the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in CyberSecurity critical infrastructure, so they are positive agents of change.
The new community was envisioned by Diane Janosek, President of the WiCyS Mid-Atlantic Affiliate and NSA Commandant of the National Cryptologic School, with support from Brad Sims, President of Capital Technology University. Leading the new community as Co-Presidents are Veronica Kazaitis and Rosemary Christian with support Courtney Greeley as Secretary, Tina Kuhn as Treasurer, Barbara Petilli as Legal Advisor, Sarah Woods as Marketing Advisor, Nikkia Henderson as WiCyS liaison, and Dianne O'Neill as Capitol Technology University liaison.
“Women in cybersecurity are an underrepresented minority in one of the fastest growing fields. We are steadfast to provide and promote an opportunity for women in cybersecurity, specifically focused on critical infrastructure to expand their professional networks, share their knowledge and engage in progressive experiences throughout academia, research and industry,” said Veronica Kazaitis, Co-President of the WiCyS Critical Infrastructure Community.
“We are excited to engage this community of strong women to learn and grow together through mentorship, education, and community,” said Rosemary Christian, Co-President of the WiCyS Critical Infrastructure Community.
The WiCyS CIC is for women at all stages of their career and is dedicated to empowering a community of women in critical infrastructure cybersecurity careers in academia, government, and industry. WiCyS CIC offers industry-related education and exposure to emerging topics and disciplines, networking, and mentoring.
Join the WiCyS CIC for our first event, “Cocktails & Conversation” on August 19. Look for details this week on our website and WiCyS LinkedIn page!