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WSC Announces 2015 Cyberjutsu Award Winners at Annual Dinner

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August 27, 2015


TYSONS CORNER, VA -- For the second year in a row, the Annual Cyberjutsu Awards Dinner, captured the hearts and minds of cybersecurity professionals from around the country as the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) recognized exceptional women in and around cyber security.

JR Stockyard in Tysons Corner was filled with men and women for a night of fun, networking, and special guests. Tammy Torbert, the 2014 Presidents Award winner, took the night into her hands as we traveled through through the accomplishments of our awardees. The list was impressive to say the least with three new categories, Cyber Advocate, Pentest Ninja, and the Influential Woman of the Year for 2015. The complete list of winners is below:

  • Cyber Advocate - Ashley Holtz, KPMG
  • Cyber Mentor - Paula Fetterman, T. Rowe Price
  • Cyber Educator - Courtney Lancaster, Art of Exploitation
  • Cyber Rising Star - Mai Temraz, Gaza Sky Geeks
  • Pentest Ninja - Georgia Weidman, Bulb Security
  • Volunteers of the Year - Sara Osorio, PhorFront & Debra Glover
  • President's Award - Kathleen Dillon, Graham Holdings

The highlight of the evening, the Influential Woman of the Year presented to Shon Harris posthumously. Shon left her mark on the security industry through teaching, writing, and presenting. Her mother, Kathy Conlon accepted this prestigious award that evening.  And as if the giveaways and company weren't enough, Stacey Halota, Vice President of Information Security and Privacy at Graham Holdings, closed us out with a riveting and motivational speech we will all remember.

The night inlcuded our generous sponsors, CISCO, DC ACM, Aspect Security, CISSE, eLearnSecurity, SecurityTube, ISACA CSX; and family and friends.

Special thanks to our photographer, Patricia McDougall of Patricia's Professional Photos, for capturing this fun filled night, 2 years in a row!



About Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu:

The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is a Northern Virginia-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization passionate about helping and empowering women to succeed in the Cybersecurity field. WSC’s mission is to advance women in cybersecurity by providing programs and partnerships that promote networking, education, mentoring, resource-sharing, and opportunities. (