ISSA International
Women In Security Special Interest Group
Creating Leaders Together
The ISSA Global WIS SIG embraces a spirit of collaboration within its organization and throughout the industry. We partner with organizations to provide leadership programs and services, and challenge these companies to create cybersecurity-oriented professional advancement opportunities for women.
Connecting the World, One Cybersecurity Practitioner at a Time
The WIS SIG is committed to developing women leaders globally, building a stronger cybersecurity community fabric, and enabling success across the globe.
11 DEC 2017 1600 - 1700
Gretchen McClain
Principal, GW McClain Advisory Services
Mentoring Success Around the Globe Series
Extraordinary Goals Inspire Exceptional Talent
In today’s complex and challenging times, the opportunities for bold and talented engineers and technology professionals and leaders… for discovery… to advance cutting edge technology… to make the complex simple… and to find solutions is extraordinary. History shows us that achieving the greatest transforming impact of our innovation and technology advances requires a strong foundation set by an inspiring, shared, and focused vision. Business and thought leader Gretchen McClain shares her insights having had the fortunate opportunity to work in fields that inspired and challenged her each and every day, specifically her time at NASA exploring the unknown and working on one of the biggest challenges of our time, Water. She will share the value of leading with a vision and how it sets the stage for excellence. Simply said, extraordinary goals inspire and unite exceptional talent.  
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  • Global SIG Members in 100+ Chapters
  • Global SIG Member in 98+ Countries
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20% OFF ISSA INTL Membership
Already an ISSA Intl Global SIG Member and want to transition to ISSA Membership? Help us reach our Global SIG Membership Transition Goal of 150! Sign up for any ISSA Intl General Membership package* and receive a 20% discount, use code 20WISSIG16at checkout.
 * Offer not good on student memberships.
ISSA International Events of Note
Cyber Resilience and Response: Keeping the lights on in the face of cyber attacks
January 25-26, 2018
Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains
The January ISSA CISO Executive Forum in Scottsdale, AZ will focus on Cyber Resilience: Keeping the lights on in the face of cyber attacks. Our interactive sessions will explore these trends and discuss: Anatomy of Paying the Ransom, the Forensics Tabletop, Public Cloud IR Preparedness, GDPR Impacts on IR, The Story of the OneLogin breaches. You’ll return to your organization armed with practical methods to address current issues, and can guide your teams to focus on areas of highest risk. Join your peers at this exclusive, CISO-only event. More info here.
ISSA Intl WIS SIG Partner Events Fall 2017
ISSA International Global Women in Security SIG Partners include a wide range of academic, commercial, government, and non-profit organizations. Find out how ourpartners can help you reach your next level of success! 
Hosted by the  National CyberWatch Center
Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
Dr. David Tobey
30 November 2017
1:00 PM Eastern
4th Annual - Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy & Sustainable Solutions Awards and Holiday Event
December 1, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Crystal Gateway Complex Arlington, VA
This year we will recognize people who are raising awareness and developing clean energy and sustainable solutions, with a visible sense of urgency. Register here.
WIT Holiday Giving Gala
Thursday, December 07, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Eastern)
Arena Stage, Washington, DC
Join Women in Technology and STEM for Her in celebrating the holidays and networking with business and technology leaders from the DC metro area while supporting girls and young women pursuing STEM-related career
Register here.
December 14 @ 7:00 - 10:30 pm
ISL - DC Campus
6th Annual
Tech The Halls 2017
Make merry as we celebrate all forms of DC innovation: Tech Inclusion, Creativity and Entrepreneurship.
Register here.
SANS Industry, Non-Profit, and Women's CONNECT
 December 15, 2017 (1600 - 2115 Eastern)
Adult and Youth Cyber Challenges, Guest Panel, Cyber Ambassadors, Non-Profit Marketplace, Multi-Generational Mixer, and more...
 Full Flyer here. Registration here.
Washington Hilton
Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
ISSA Members get PARTNER pricing!
Scholarships for Students Program
Heinz College Strategic Partners Scholarship Award
In conjunction with its newly established agreement with ISSA, Heinz College will include ISSA as aparticipant in the Heinz College Strategic Partners Scholarships program. As part of this designation, Heinz College will award scholarships to incoming students in any of the full-time programs offered by Heinz and part-time students in the college’s Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program who are currently a member of ISSA. The award will be made at the time of admission (no separate application is necessary) and full-time students will receive tuition reduction scholarship of at least $6,000 per semester, while part-time students will receive a 30% tuition reduction scholarship. To be considered, applicants should indicate their status as a ISSA Scholar on the application for admission in the “Partners” section. This scholarship series will be completely funded by the Heinz College operating budget. Reach out toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.
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