5th National Women in Cybersecurity Conference (WiCyS)
CRA-W Distinguished Lecture Series is proud to support the upcoming WiCyS
What is WiCyS?
WiCyS (Women in CyberSecurity) is a community of engagement, encouragement and support for women in cybersecurity. Since 2013, with support from various industry, government and academic partners, WiCyS has become a continuing effort to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity. It brings together women (students/faculty/researchers/professionals) in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry for sharing of knowledge/experience, networking and mentoring.
What will happen at WiCyS?
Through the WiCyS community and activities we expect to raise awareness about the importance and nature of cybersecurity career. We hope to generate interest among students to consider cybersecurity as a viable and promising career option.
Susan Landau is Bridge Professor in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University and Visiting Professor of Computer Science, University College London. Landau works at the intersection of cybersecurity, national security, law, and policy. Landau has been a Senior Staff Privacy Analyst at Google, a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, and a faculty member at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Wesleyan University. She is a member of the Cybersecurity Hall of Fame, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Association for Computing Machinery. Her new book, “Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age,” was published by Yale University Press.
Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age
What makes us most secure? Is it enabling the police and intelligence agencies to unlock digital devices and listen to communications? Or is it securely protecting devices and communications against intrusions? Two events in 2016 painted this issue in sharp contrast. In February 2016, the FBI tried to compel Apple to open the locked iPhone of a San Bernardino terrorist. Apple refused, citing threats to iPhone security. Eventually the phone was unlocked without Apple’s help; the battle over encryption continued. Then, in October 2016, the US government announced that Russia had interfered with the 2016 presidential campaign, attacking not only the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign, but also research institutions and civil society organizations. Nor was the US the only target of Russian government attacks; the 2016 French presidential election was similarly targeted. What makes us most secure? In this talk, I will discuss our most serious threats and what’s needed to protect against them.
Once WiCyS accommodates all student scholarship and faculty accommodation award recipients, program presenters, sponsoring partners’ delegates, ALL other registrations (except students) will open on January 15 and close on February 15, 2018 OR at capacity (whichever comes first).