WiCyS Chapter

"WiCyS is where the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in cybersecurity happens."



We aim to decrease the gender disparity in the field of cybersecurity while providing support, mentorship, training, networking opportunities, and access to industry and academic leaders. Our Hood chapter facilitates career development, provides education, mentorship, and networking support to students through the WiCyS community.  Although WiCyS is an organization founded to promote women’s participation in cybersecurity, male students, who support the organization's credo, are welcome to become members of our chapter.

  1. Receive information about student opportunities (scholarships, internships, REUs, job resources, etc.) through the WiCyS student chapter mailing list.
  2. Gain an opportunity to present at the WiCyS Annual Conference to highlight the student chapter achievements.
  3. Apply for a WiCyS conference travel scholarship, in addition to the lodging and meals that are sponsored through your student scholarship.

Are you interested in becoming a member of the WiCyS chapter at Hood? Are you in one of our many computing programs (e.g., CYBR, CS, MIS, IT)? Would you like to join our members to promote women's education, participation, and leadership in the field of cybersecurity? REGISTER FOR THE HOOD WiCyS CHAPTER.

At WiCyS, a global community of women, male allies and advocates, we are dedicated to bringing talented women together to celebrate and foster their passion and drive for cybersecurity. We unite local communities of aspiring and thriving women cybersecurity professionals across the world to collaborate, share their knowledge, network and mentor. We create opportunities through professional development programs, conferences, career fairs, and more. Join us to move the needle in women's underrepresentation in the field of cybersecurity! Explore the Global WiCyS Membership Benefits page and register here to become part of our WiCyS chapter at Hood. 

Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is the premier organization with national reach dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research, and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking, and mentoring. Initiated in 2013 by Dr. Ambareen Siraj of Tennessee Tech University through a National Science Foundation grant, WiCyS has become a non-profit organization offering many benefits for its members.

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