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Day of Shecurity April 2024 (Hybrid)

event starts

25 Apr 2024

event ends

26 Apr 2024

location

Online


Day of Shecurity is a conference that promotes gender diversity by elevating historically excluded voices. It is a free-to-attend interactive one-day conference that originally launched in 2017 in San Francisco for women in technology interested in cybersecurity. Day of Shecurity launched in Boston in 2019 and virtual, location-agnostic conferences in 2021. The event is an effort by Secure Diversity, the Lookout Foundation, Day of Shecurity Core Team, and various organizations that believe that diversity & inclusion matter in our industry.


We always host a virtual day and, for some events, an in-person aspect. We are excited to host a conference in April. There will be a virtual day on April 25, 2024, and an in-person day on April 26, 2024. Join us to empower the current and next generation of women and non-binary people in cybersecurity!

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Call for Proposals
Call opens at 9:00 AM

15 Jan 2024

Call closes at 11:59 PM

25 Feb 2024

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Note: We DO NOT provide speaker or travel stipends at this time. We also DO NOT accept vendor pitches of any sort in our conference program. Thank you for your understanding.


Overview

The lack of gender diversity in cybersecurity is a matter of economic, health, and national security. It will take a global movement to move the needle. The best way to address this gap is to create access and opportunity to training and education for upskilling and reskilling. The founders created the Day of Shecurity Conference to raise awareness among women of all ages about cybersecurity careers. With numerous job titles nestled under 45 job categories, there are a plethora of areas to work within cybersecurity. These jobs are technical and non-technical, as well as fun and lucrative. We can inspire others to join us through a free day of seeing these jobs through seasoned women’s and non-binary practitioners’ eyes! 



Timeline:

  • Call for Programs Open: January 15, 2024 - February 25, 2024 at 11:59 pm PST (UTC - 8)
  • CFP Review: February 26, 2024 - March 29, 2024
  • Speaker Notification: March 29, 2024
  • Talk Acceptance Due: April 5, 2024 at 8 am PDT (UTC - 7) 
  • All speakers registered for the conference: April 19, 2024


Talk Tracks

The April 2024 Day of Shecurity Conference will offer several knowledge tracks to choose from, including disruptive technologies, hands-on training and workshops, the business skills of EQ, and security career development. Keynote speakers will connect with these topics, and the day will provide numerous opportunities to discover security. 


Your talk should align with one of the following topic tracks:

  • Cybersecurity Career
  • Emotional Intelligence & Leadership
  • Trending in Cybersecurity
  • Future of Cybersecurity Work
  • Security Operations
  • Privacy, Privacy Tech, Trust, & Data
  • Governance, Risk, & Compliance

We’re excited to see the topics that are submitted within these talk tracks as we provide opportunities for the community to discuss what’s happening in cybersecurity, where we’re going, and how to be culture & people-first organizations. 


WE ASK THAT OUR LEAD PRESENTERS BE WOMEN OR NON-BINARY. WHY?

The primary mission of Day of Shecurity is to impact the lack of gender diversity in cybersecurity. This is why we use the Day of Shecurity Conferences to build visibility for the amazing women and non-binary folx in our community. While we seek women and non-binary folx as our lead presenters, we know the power of men who are allies. We encourage the support and encouragement of women and non-binary friends & colleagues in program proposals, providing feedback, and supporting presentation design.