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Bonus Session Registration

Women's CONNECT Event

  • Hosted by SANS COINS program and ISSA WIS SIG
  • Friday, December 15th, 4:00pm - 9:15pm

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017, Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009 US

Special Event for Girls & Women in Tech presented in partnership with ISSA Women in Security SIG, Women's Society of Cyberjutsu, ISACA and WITI.

Goal - to bring together youth, non-profit, academia, for profit and government worlds for learning, connections, and awareness.

Plan now to have your group of Girl Scouts or students join us for this special event bringing together tomorrow's rising stars with today's Women of Technology in an interactive evening of activities for girls and stay for an evening of real-world talks with mentors and those working in cyber security today.


4pm-5:30pm - Challenges (2 groups of 40 max students).

  • Women's Society of Cyberjutsu student camp activity
  • Ed Skoudis/Counterhack interactive crypto challenge

5-30pm-7pm - Women's CONNECT networking reception featuring Special Guest Speakers & tabletop expo highlighting regional groups working to support women in technology, security, and engineering

7:15pm-9:15pm SANS@Night talks (CPE eligible talks on a variety of topics facing Cyber professionals today. Note - Admittance to SANS Vendor Expo WILL be included with this special event pass.)

Who can participate?

Groups - contact to find out more about inviting your members to attend. Whether your members are under 18 or over 18, we welcome you to join this special evening. Please note that space in the afternoon program for those under 18 is limited.

Individuals - RSVP below if you would like to join the special events including SANS@Night presentations

Partners - contact us to find out if your non-profit is eligible to receive free expo space/passes:

We would like to thank our 2017 partners

  • ISSA Women in Security SIG
  • WITI
  • Women's Society of Cyberjutsu
  • ACM - Women
  • DCFemTech
  • IEEE / WIE
  • Million Women Mentors
  • STEMConnector
  • STEMforHer
  • Girl Scouts of America

Please note that while participation in this event if provided free of charge by SANS and partner organizations, all group and participants must register to attend by Dec 10. Please contact with any questions.


Space is limited, please register if you would like to attend:


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