Empowering Women in IT Security – 2015 Cyberjutsu Awards Dinner
It was a night of fun and festivities as the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu gathered in the Annual Cyberjutsu Awards Dinner. This is a celebration on its second year which continues to recognize women who have portrayed exceptional contribution in cyber security.
With awards such as Cyber Advocate, Cyber Mentor, Pentest Ninja, etc. the JR Stockyard in Tysons Corner Virginia was filled with women & men celebrating the night.
More photos here – Cyberjutsu Awards Dinner Photo Gallery
Cyberjutsu Awards & Awardees
Here’s the list of awards and awardees that were presented during the night:
- Cyber Mentor – Paula Fetterman, T. Rowe Price
- Cyber Rising Star – Mai Temraz, Gaza Sky Geeks
- Cyber Advocate – Ashley Holtz, KPMG
- Cyber Educator – Courtney Lancaster, Art of Exploitation
- Pentest Ninja – Georgia Weidman, Bulb Security
- Volunteers of the Year – Sara Osorio, PhorFront & Debra Glover
- President’s Award – Kathleen Dillon, Graham Holdings
- Influential Woman of the Year – Shon Harris
Shon Harris was posthumously presented the Influential Woman of the Year for leaving her mark on the security industry through teaching, writing, and presenting. Kathy Conlon, her mother, accepted the prestigious award.
Winners of 2 eLearnSecurity training courses
eLearnSecurity sponsored the event and gave a hands-on IT Security training course prizes for two lucky attendees – Web Application Penetration Testing – WAPT and Penetration Testing Professional – PTP. We congratulate Robin Evans and Stella Lee who won these courses! Try WAPT and PTP for yourself!
top-left: Mari Galloway (from WSC) and Robin Evans (eLearnSecurity course winner)
bottom-right: Kathy Conlon (recipient of Influential Woman of the Year on behalf of Shon Harris) and Stella Lee (eLearnSecurity course winner)
bottom-left: Robin Evans with husband George
Other giveaways were also handed out and closing the dinner, Stacey Halota, Vice President of Information Security and Privacy at Graham Holdings, gave a remarkable speech.
Check out more photos here – Cyberjutsu Awards Dinner Photo Gallery
In the article the second “WAPT” should be “PTP”, btw it is a very well written article.
It is good to see the women are supported in the IT Security field. 🙂
@Claritas: Thanks for the feedback! We are proud to show our support and reach out to these women!