Women in Security and Cryptography (WISC)
The Women in Security and Cryptography (WISC) Workshop is intended for graduate and exceptional undergraduate students in the area of IT security. The workshop will feature technical talks and tutorials by senior and junior women in the field, as well as social events and activities. The motivation for the event is twofold. The first goal is to deliver an invigorating educational program; the second is to bring together IT security women students from different departments and foster a sense of kinship and camaraderie.
The goal of WISC is to form an international network of female Early Career Researchers and to create a valuable academic program.
Sister Event of the Women in Theory Conference
WISC will be the sister event of Women in Theory (WIT), which is a highly successful conference for women in theoretical computer science. WIT was co-founded by Tal Rabin, who has offered to be on the initial steering committee. WIT takes place biannually in even years, and will alternate with WISC, which will be held on odd years.
Selected lectures from science and industry
We envision approximately 50–60 international participants in WISC. The conference program will consist primarily of invited talks by leading female scientists in the field. This will allow the participants to observe and learn from role models and form long-lasting connections to important players in the scientific community. There will also be presentations by women working in the security industry, which will be valuable for participants who consider a non-academic career.
The 1st WISC workshop will take place online, from September 21-23, 2021.
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