Recognizing Exceptional Women In Cybersecurity – The 2016 Annual Cyberjutsu Awards
“Leading the way in cyber, while mentoring other women to do the same.”
On August 15 2016, the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu once again recognized exemplary women who have made a difference in the field of cybersecurity at the third annual Cyberjutsu Awards Dinner.
More than a hundred cybersecurity professionals from all over the country were in attendance at the Rooftop Bar & Grill in Arlington, VA for a night celebrating exceptional women in and around cybersecurity.
This year, eight outstanding women were awarded for the contributions they have made to the industry and in advancing women in cybersecurity. WSC’s Mari Galloway – Director of Finance and Communications and Lisa Jiggetts – Founder and CEO, introduced and awarded the winners.
- Cyber Advocate – Jennifer Henley, Facebook
- Cyber Mentor – Niloofar Razi Howe, RSA
- Cyber Educator – Sondra Schneider, Security University
- Cyber Rising Star – Lauren Mazzoli, Northrup Grumman
- Pentest Ninja – Jessica Crosby, Sec-1 Ltd
- Volunteer of the Year – Linda Bell, Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu
- President’s Award – Sophia Fadli, LookingGlass
- Special Volunteer – Hamza Sirag, Northrup Grumman
The recurring theme in the industry these past years has been the importance of bridging the talent gap. This was not lost in the keynote speech of Cisco’s Global Value Chain CSO, Edna Conway, who emphasized the significance of women in filling this shortage in tech industries such as cybersecurity.
Our lucky winners
As an official sponsor of the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, eLearnSecurity took part in the event by giving away two Penetration Testing Professional version 4 training courses in the Elite Edition. The winners of these eLearnSecurity prizes were Sara Osorio of CACI International, and Miranda Sumey of IBM.
WINNERS: (left) WSC founder and CEO Lisa Jiggetts with Sara Osorio; (right) WSC Director of Finance and Communications Mari Galloway with Miranda Sumey
A night for a cause
The 2016 Cyberjutsu Awards Night was able to raise over $35,000 which will go towards supporting the programs the WSC provides for women of all ages through the Cyberjutsu Training Academy and the Cyberjutsu Girls Academy.
Check out more photos from the event at the WSC’s Flickr page.
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