Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries

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Women in Security and Cryptography Workshop (WISC)

The workshop is aimed at female PhD students and outstanding female students in the field of IT security and offers expert presentations and exchanges of senior and junior female researchers in this field. The long-term goal of WISC is to build a strong international network of junior women researchers and create a valuable academic program. WISC is a sister event to the prestigious Women in Theory (WIT) computer security conference and is held on a biennial basis.

WISC 2023

From June 27 to 29, 2023, the Cluster of Excellence CASA will host the WISC workshop for the second time, this time in presence. Female graduates and outstanding students from the field of IT security and related areas will spend three exciting days in Bochum to learn and network together.

Confirmed speakers until now:

Plus: panel discussions, poster presentations, networking activities and much more!

More information about the program and the venue will follow soon.

Women in Security and Cryptography Workshop (WISC 2023)

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When? 27-29 June 2023

Where? Bochum, Germany

Who? Max. 50 female* graduate and exceptional undergraduate students in the area of IT security

How to participate? Please fill in the application form on this website and click on ‚send‘. After the deadline for application has passed, we will review all received expressions of interest and will get back to you at the latest by the end of April.

Application deadline: April 15, 2023

Review: WISC 2021

The first Women in Security and Cryptography (WISC) workshop of the CASA cluster of excellence took place from 21-23 September 2021. International female* doctoral candidates and outstanding female* students from the field of IT security participated in the digital workshop.

Programme with selected lectures from science and industry

The conference programme focused on top-class lectures by leading female* scientists in the field of IT security. These enabled participants to gain relevant insights into the industry, to get to know role models and to establish lasting connections with important players in the scientific community.

The outstanding speakers at the WISC and their presentation topics

  •  Tal Rabin, University of Pennsylvania & Algorand Foundation, USA
     "MPC in the YOSO (You Only Speak Once) Model".
  •   Elette Boyle, FACT Research Center, IDC Herzliya, Israel 
    "Pseudorandom Correlation Generators"
  • Kenza Ait Si Abbou, Senior Manager for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
     "Artificial intelligence needs more women!"
  • Michelle Mazurek, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Maryland, USA 
    "Investigating Secure Development In Practice: A Human-Centered Perspective"
  • Adrienne Porter Felt, Director of Engineering, Google, USA
    "An Industry Career Path, in Security and Beyond"
  • Carmela Troncoso, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    "Why Synthetic Data Is Not a Solution to Any Machine Learning Problem".

Exchange, training and meeting like-minded people

In addition to the exciting talks by the speakers and the diverse contributions by the participants during the lightning talks, the WISC was dedicated to scientific exchange between all attendees. The aim was not only to create an attractive continuing education programme, but also to bring together women* from the various fields of IT security research and to promote a collaborative exchange within the community. To this purpose, there were targeted opportunities for networking and conversations during social activities.

A review of the WISC in 2021 is also provided in our flyer. Learn more about the lectures, the program and the participants!

Unser Graphic Recording der WISC 2021

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Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries

Marieke Dohrmann
Equal Opportunities,
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