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5th Annual #cyberjutsuawards Nominees Announced

Wednesday, June 27, 2018  
Posted by: Mari Galloway
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Contact: Mari Galloway                                              Email: events@womenscyberjutsu.org


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

5th Annual Cyberjutsu Awards: A Red Carpet Affair Nominees Announced

ARLINGTON, VA – JUNE 27, 2018 – Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu is pleased to announce the nominees for the 5th Annual Cyberjutsu Awards an event to celebrate women leading change in cyber. The Awards Reception will be held on Friday, August 17th from 6 to 9 pm at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner Virginia.

 

All nominees and award winners will be honored for their service and contributions within the community in the following categories: Cyber Advocate, Cyber Educator, Cyber Mentor, Cyber Rising Star, Pentest Ninja, and Secure Coder. Additional award categories include the Presidents Award and the Volunteer-of-the-Year Award selected by the Board of WSC.

 

“WSC is proud to showcase women and their accomplishments in the cybersecurity field,” said Lisa Jiggetts, WSC Founder and CEO. “It gives the world a chance to see who these women are and acknowledge their efforts and contributions. Join us as we take the time to recognize the nominees and winners along with our volunteers for their dedication and achievements.”

 

WSC invites the community to attend this extraordinary event. Individual tickets are $75. Various sponsorship opportunities are available for this event as well. For complete details and to purchase tickets, go to http://womenscyberjutsu.org/2018-cyberjutsu-awards

 

Date and time: Friday, August 17th, 2018, 6 – 9 pm
Location: Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr Suite 1700, Vienna, VA 22182

And the Nominees are…

Cyber Advocate
Andrea Kraus, N/A
Andrea Pohlman, Microsoft
Dr. Anita D’amico, Code Dx
Caroline Wong Robbins, Cobalt.io
Crystal Ro, Morgan Stanley
Davina Pruitt-Mentle, NIST/NICE
Dr. Loyce Pailen, University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
Julia Hermann, Giesecke+Devrient GmbH
Laura Buitrago, Lookout
Madeline Heit, Capital One
Mari Galloway, WSC
Marilise de Villiers, Centrica
Miranda Ritchie, IBM
Moniphia Hewling, Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team
Muoi Landivar, Palo Alto Networks
Sallie Sweeney, GDIT
Sophina  Kio-Lawson, SheSecures
Stacy Moore, Seton Hill University
Stacey Cameron, Direct Defense
Susan Peediyakal, Booz Allen Hamilton 
Tracy Maleeff, GSK
Venisha Nayagar, Sun International Casinos

Cyber Educator
Andrea Kraus, N/A
Andrea Pohlman, Microsoft
Dr. Anita D’amico, Code Dx
Caroline Wong Robbins, Cobalt.io
Jeanette Snook, Visa, Inc.
Lauren Zink, Diebold Nixdorf
Moniphia Hewling, Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team
Monique Mezher, University of Virginia
Sallie Sweeney, GDIT
Sneha Rajguru, Payatu Software Labs LLP
Sophina Kio-Lawson, SheSecures
Stacey Cameron, Direct Defense
Stacy Moore, Seton Hill University

Cyber Mentor
Aditi Chaudhry, Capital One
Andrea Pohlman, Microsoft
Dr. Anita D’amico, Code Dx
Bonnie Butlin, Security Partners' Forum - Women in Security & Resilience Alliance (WISECRA)
Brooklyn Bevans, Rabbit Hole Labs
Caroline Wong Robbins, Cobalt.io
Jessica Robinson, PurePoint International
Julia Hermann, Giesecke+Devrient GmbH
Keirsten Brager, Entergy
Mari Galloway, WSC
Marilise de Villiers, Centrica
Miranda Ritchie, IBM
Moniphia Hewling, Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team
Sallie Sweeney, GDIT
Sophina Kio-Lawson, SheSecures
Stacey Cameron, Direct Defense
Stacy Moore, Seton Hill University
Tracy Maleeff, GSK

Cyber Rising Star
Abigail Maraya, ValueMentor
Aditi Chaudhry, Capital One
Andrea Pohlman, Microsoft
Archana Muriladharan, Palo Alto Networks
Brooklyn Bevans, Rabbit Hole Labs
Fauzia Idrees, City University London
Jeanette Snook, Visa, Inc.
Katie Nickels, The MITRE Corporation
Kavya Pearlman, Linden Research Inc
Kristina Balaam, Shopify
Krysta Coble, DHS & USAF
Lauren Zink, Diebold Nixdorf
Madeline Heit, Capital One
Meagan Keim, DYNAXYS
Mika Devonshire, SSIC
Shira Rubinoff, SecureMySocial
Sneha Rajguru, Payatu Software Labs LLP
Stacey Cameron, Direct Defense
Susan Peediyakal, Booz Allen Hamilton
Tomiko Evans, N/A

Pentest Ninja
Brooklyn Bevans, Rabbit Hole Labs
Emilie St-Pierre, Rapid7
Gisela  Hinojosa, Rapid7
Lesley Carhart, Dragos, Inc
Sneha Rajguru, Payatu Software Labs LLP

Secure Coder
Madeline Heit, Capital One
Ningning Cheng, Palo Alto Networks

 

Thank you to our internal list of judges for participating in the 5th Annual Cyberjutsu Awards.

 

ABOUT WOMEN’S SOCIETY OF CYBERJUTSU

Founded in 2012, the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is a Northern Virginia-based 501(c)3 organization, focused on empowering women to succeed in the cybersecurity industry. WSC’s mission is to advance women in cybersecurity careers by providing programs and partnerships that promote networking, education, training, mentoring, resource-sharing and other professional opportunities.

 

WSC serves thousands of women across the globe by bringing awareness to, and advancing careers in, cybersecurity. The WSC community includes information security professionals, IT professionals, programmers, computer scientists and engineers, as well as women wanting to explore and join the field. Recognizing the importance of encouraging girls to embrace a future in STEM-related professions through its Cyberjutsu Girls Academy, WSC provides a unique hands-on curriculum focused on securing information technology. For more information, visit http://www.womenscyberjutsu.org.


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