Why Join WSC?
The information technology field, alone, is in high demand with low supply. There is even a higher demand for professionals in information security. Women hold 56% of all professional jobs in the U.S. workforce, but only 25% of IT jobs (ncwit.org). Of that, women represent 11% in Information Security (ISC2). WSC helps bridge that gap and bring women together by providing opportunities, connections, and resources.
Benefits of WSC Membership
Be part of a global network of women interested in the technical domains of cybersecurity. Gain access to educational tools, study groups, workshops and networking opportunities, as well as special discounts on respected training, certifications and education programs.
WSC is committed to cultivating relationships with training programs, universities, colleges, testing tools and other programs that help to advance women in technical cybersecurity careers.
WSC Specific Benefits
Access to WSC content and programs at a discount
Invites to women-only workshops and competitive cyber security teams
Discounts to the annual awards banquet
Private networking sessions at major conferences
Resources such as reports, white papers, and webinars
Opportunity to be featured in newsletters, blogs and webinars
Online portal providing private forums to network and learn from peers
Job opportunities from our sponsors
Cover6 Solutions training programs
WSC members can now receive additional cybersecurity training and networking opportunities through a new partnership with Cover6 Solutions, LLC, a Virginia-based, veteran-owned small business that delivers trusted information security solutions. Through a large following of over 5,000 cybersecurity professionals, Cover6 is also a respected source for education and training. Cover6 is offering WSC members a 10% discount on the following products:
For more information on these products, visit https://www.cover6solutions.com/shop/cover6-wsc-membership/.
The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) and ITPG Training are pleased to announced a new collaboration that will allow WSC to offer its workshops at ITPG’s headquarters in Vienna, Virginia. In addition, in honor of Women’s History Month, ITPG will offer its three-day official CompTIA Security+ Certification Course on March 29–31 at a discounted price. Led by CompTIA Authorized Instructors, the Security+ Course covers network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilities as well as application, data and host security. It also includes the exam.
ITPG’s three-day official CompTIA Security+ Certification Course provides a comprehensive review of IT security concepts, best practices of the Security+ exam, and ITPG Training’s comprehensive exam preparation best practices. Held March 29–31, 2018, the course (includes exam) usually retails for $2,850 but is available to WSC members for a discounted price of $1,850.
Carnegie Mellon Master Degrees
Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy awards members of the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu who enroll in any of the master’s programs at Heinz College a minimum scholarship of 30% of tuition per semester.
To learn more, prospective students can connect with us today or learn more about the application process. You may also email David Eber, the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, directly at email@example.com.
Heinz College offers top-ranked graduate degree programs in Information Systems & Management, Public Policy & Management, and Creative Enterprises Management. Three programs that will be of particular interest to WSC members include:
The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program is our part-time, online degree for working professionals. Its Information Security & Assurance pathway equips students with a deep understanding of risk management, information security, and data privacy. Paths in IT management, analytics and software management are also available.
The Master of Science in Information Security Policy & Management (MSISPM) program is the ideal fit for bold, creative students like you who want to make governments, organizations, and private citizens safer in an increasingly connected world. The cybersecurity field is growing at an unprecedented rate—we’ll give you the blend of technology, analytics, and management skills you need to stand out in this exciting and critically important industry.
The Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) program prepares you to transform organizations for the digital age, blending technical and leadership skills. This elite degree is for students who will become the next generation of technology leaders and data scientists who are the full package: Analytical. Creative. Ethical.