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Washington, DC | Fri Apr 24, 2020
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SANS Women In Cybersecurity Forum


This forum is free to attendees with Discount Code WICForum2020.
(Note: To enable the Discount Code, enter WICForum2020 in the Registration Discount Code block. Pick Check as Payment Method, then click Review Order. $0 fees will be reflected.)

Chairperson: Lesley Carhart
Date: Friday, April 24, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm EST

2020 is a wonderful year to pursue a career in cybersecurity. Businesses are struggling to find talent in a variety of fascinating roles, and there are nearly infinite opportunities to learn and succeed. Despite this, Cybersecurity Ventures’ most recent study only reported a 9% increase in women practitioners, up from 11% in 2013. Women and non-binary people are increasingly entering the ranks of cybersecurity practitioners and rising through the ranks, but they still face unique challenges in doing so.

What career pathways have been effective? How have women in cybersecurity negotiated the challenges they faced? The Women in Cybersecurity Forum will take a look at successful women working in a variety of roles within the cybersecurity community. It will offer discussions and perspectives on key issues such as:

  • Getting started in the field
  • Valuable training experiences
  • Taking advantage of professional opportunities
  • Climbing the corporate ladder
  • Building learning and networking spaces that are welcoming to women and non-binary practitioners

This day event is free to cybersecurity professionals. Networking lunch immediately following.

You will earn 4 CPE credit hours for attending this event.


Time Event
8:00am - 8:30am Registration & Coffee Networking
8:30am - 9:15am Welcome & Keynote – Lesley Carhart, Dragos
9:15am - 10:00am Guest Speaker – Diana Kelley, Microsoft
10:00am - 10:30am Sponsor Presentation
10:30 - 11:00am Networking Break
11:00am - 11:45am Guest Speaker – Renee Guttmann, Campbell Soup Company
11:45am - 12:15pm Sponsor Presentation
12:15am - 1:00pm Panel Discussion (Panelists TBD)
1:00pm - 3:00pm SANS Women's Connect Luncheon
(Networking Event)



Can't join us in person for this important briefing? This event will also be Simulcast. Register for the Simulcast!

Venue Information

  • Omni Shoreham (Empire Ballroom)
  • 2500 Calvert Street
    Washington, DC 20008