The local WiCyS (Women in Cybersecurity) chapter, along with support from the Cybersecurity Education Program, hosted a Women in Cyber lunch for female CIS, Cybersecurity, and Business students on February 16 in the Messiah University Cyber Center. It was a time of making connections and learning from one another over a shared meal. Special guest Christina Martin, Cybersecurity and IT specialist at Highmark Health, spoke about the importance of having a healthy support network and of not being afraid to try new things in the industry. The event ended with a time of Q&A, followed by an extended time of fellowship and networking.
We are grateful to Christina for making time in her schedule to speak with our students. We’re also grateful to our students for their leadership of this event. We hope to do more events like this in the future that deal with the crossroads of cybersecurity, tech, and business, as well as women in leadership.
Special thanks to the Gender Concerns Committee for sponsoring this event!