WMG students awarded scholarship to attend prestigious Cyber Security Conference in USA
Congratulations are in order for six University of Warwick students, who have been awarded a scholarship to attend the 2024 Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
The students, two of which are postgraduate students studying on WMG’s MSc Cyber Security Management programme, will attend the conference between 11-13 April 2024.
Established through a National Science Foundation Grant to Tennessee Tech University in 2013, WiCYyS has grown into a premier organisation with international reach dedicated to bringing together women in cyber security from academia, research and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring.
This is the third consecutive year that University of Warwick students have been awarded a scholarship to the Conference. In 2021, students at WMG at the University of Warwick formed a WiCyS Student Chapter, with 2022 marking a year of transformation and growth when six female students received an international scholarship to attend the annual conference of 1,650 attendees in the USA. This year marks another huge success, with another six students being awarded this prestigious scholarship.
Sarah Aktaa – current academic lead for WiCyS at the University of Warwick says: “The WiCyS initiative cuts across the whole university and through every level of course, from degree year 1 to Master’s level. We are really proud of how the female students have come together and expedited so much energy into the initiative – leading to another six female students receiving a fully funded scholarship to this prestigious event!”
Dr. Elzbieta Titis who supervised WiCyS Chapter last year says: “I am extremely happy and proud to see our students thriving at developing the WiSYC Chapter at Warwick as they continue forming valuable industry connections and making new friendships internationally. To many more such endeavours to materialise and memories forge at the current conference in Nashville, Tennessee!”
If you’re interested in a career in Cyber Security, take a look at the postgraduate and undergraduate courses at WMG, which are certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC):