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About Us

After successfully hosting the Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) 2016 Conference in Dallas, Texas, in April 2016, UT Dallas’s Cyber Security Research and Education Institute CSI established the inaugural Center for Engaging Women in Cyber Security.The goal of the center is to organize courses, seminars, and exercises in the field of cyber security for women from all over the world, as well as to provide a sense of community amongst women in technology and cyber security.

Upcoming Events

Grace Series Spring 2018: Dr. Nimmi Kannankutty, Deputy Division Director, National Science Foundation - March 27, 2018

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Sept. 26 – 28, 2018

Women in Cyber Security Conference (WiCys)

In the summer of 2015, UT Dallas’ Cyber Security Institute was invited to be the inaugural local host of the Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) Conference, by Dr. Ambareen Siraj, of Tennessee Tech University.This third annual event attracted over 800 participants.UT Dallas continues to participate in this annual event with Dr. Straach as co-chair and Chair of the Board of the WiCyS non-profit organization.

WiCyS 2019 will be held on March 29th -30th, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA.   

Contact Information

Dr. Janell Straach, Director

Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, Founding Director and Executive Director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute

Rhonda Walls, Project Coordinator

Media Reports

UT Dallas Cyber Security Research and Education Institute (CSI) Establishes the Center for Engaging Women in Cyber Security

The Women Who Compute (WWC) Club Organizes Events to Promote Women in Computing and Technology