Past Events

Wednesday, March 22nd 11:00 - 11:45 am PST

Join Panther in celebrating International Women's Month by attending their event tomorrow promoting gender equality in Detection Engineering!

This unique opportunity will feature successful women in the field, sharing personal experiences and providing valuable insights on how to thrive in this dynamic industry.

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The SL3 Framework refers to the Strategic Software Solutions Framework
About this event
The SL3 Framework refers to the Strategic Software Solutions Framework. This is comprised of: Customer Acquisition, Data Interrogation, Product Alignment, Policy and Process, Growth and Retention. This identifies the process to create the right data and timing to present to the right people -- business end users, software vendors, and corporate. Cat will be sharing this process and walking through the six process areas where meaningful data and engagement occur. This data driven process is intended to engage all stakeholders and create transparency to all by unlocking the true value for everyone.

Catherine Lee Dupont the founder of Win Software Sales. She is an ex-IT bureaucrat who spent over 15 years in corporate America working at large companies like Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente, Autodesk, Delta Dental. Her expertise is based in working with cross-functional teams in compliance, security and technical IT project management. She observed software sales team were consistently challenged in timely securing enterprise agreements for oft-used software titles. This is despite having large user groups consistently apply the tools to collaborate and create great revenue generating products and services. Cat graduated from the University of California, Berkeley

The takeaways
• Understanding how SL3 IT process framework
• How to create efficiency in large enterprise agreements
• How to use the right data to create more transparency and unfold value


Pacific Hackers Association & WiCyS Silicon Valley are excited to announce a full-day event with different CTFs, pizzas, drinks, and prizes
About this event
Pacific Hackers Association and WiCyS Silicon Valley Chapter are excited to announce a full-day event with different CTFs, pizzas, drinks, and prizes.
These CTFs will expose individuals who are thinking of playing CTFs at DEFCON. No experience is required to attend, as you will learn everything you need to know about playing CTFs games. The winner of the main CTF will win a DEFCON ticket.
We would like to thank Blackberry Cylance for sponsoring this event.
11:00 AM – Welcome: A word from Pacific Hackers, WiCyS, Maker Nexus, and Blackberry Cylance Team.
11:30 AM – CTF 101: How & Why to play CTFs games by Irvin, Marco, and Rod.
12:00 PM – Introduction to the different CTFs.
12:30 PM – Let the Game Begin!!!
5:30 PM – Main CTF Closing and Winner Announcement

Register here

Code Red Partners and WiCyS Silicon Valley have teamed up to host a happy hour on Monday, June 6th from 5-7pm in San Francisco

Who will be attending BSidesSF and RSA this upcoming week and weekend?
Code Red Partners and WiCyS Silicon Valley have teamed up to host a happy hour on Monday, June 6th from 5-7pm at Cityscape in downtown San Fransisco! 🥂
We hope to see you all there! Can't wait to network and talk all things cyber security.


A Chat with Professional Cybersecurity Recruiters

Please join WiCyS Silicon Valley Affiliate for a 1-hour session with two dedicated Cybersecurity Recruiters. In this session we will discuss: how to find, vet, and land your next role, Personal Branding, and Career Advancement for Women in Cyber Security. There will be plenty of time at the end for Q&A's so bring your questions!

Speakers: Katie Boyton and Kendall Jaquez, Cybersecurity Recruiters

Register before 4/28 for the Zoom link!

Thursday April 28th, 2022 4-5pm PST


All welcome! No membership required. 

Meet WiCyS SV @ Silicon Valley Cybersecurity Summit!


We have a table and look forward to meeting you IRL! Come say or send your colleagues to drop by and learn more about WiCyS!

April 27th, 10am - 6pm PST

Double Tree Hotel, San Jose, CA

RangeForce Cyber Training in a live virtual network!
Thwart Kronos Ransomware

Online 3/3/22, 3 to 6pm PST - REGISTER HERE

Attack Scenario: A criminal ransomware syndicate targets your employees with clever phishing techniques. Patient Zero fell victim. Ransomware locked critical user files and began demanding payment for release. Ransomware began to spread to other users.

Our case study is Kronos ransomware that halted millions of paychecks especially in healthcare recently. Learn #together w/ pro RangeForce coaches. No prereqs, just excitement to shutdown badness!

Our Mission: Stop the threat and determine the best route forward for business continuity!


- Investigate and respond to a real-world threat in a live virtual network

- Gain hands-on experience with live network security, detection and response tools, and an active zero day threat

- Super support from professional RangeForce coaches and small team structure 

CyberEscape Challenge Virtual Affiliate Mixer

WiCyS TN and WiCyS SV joined forces to bring our next event - a virtual cyberescape room game from Living Security, the latest in gamified cyber education. .  Come meet other members in a fun, highly interactive scenario based team learning experience. Previous experience not required. Game on November 17th at 4pm PT!

RSVP here.

Don't forget to RSVP on Living Security's Site!

Risk Based Security Decision Making at Netflix

WiCys (Women in CyberSecurity) Silicon Valley and partner Netflix is hosting an event on October 14th at 4 PM PST. Prashanthi Koutha and Shannon Morrison from will share risk-based security decision making experiences at Netflix. Walk away with practical methods to normalize risks and evaluate controls for your organization!

RSVP here.

October 14, 2021, 4 - 5pm PST


WiCyS Silicon Valley x Arkose Sponsors  Wine Happy Hour

Last chance to score an invite to a Happy Hour on June 10th with Arkose! We need to vet our list of security professionals so follow @WiCySSiliconValley on LinkedIn and fill out before midnight tomorrow. Don’t miss out an amazing opportunity to network with security professionals while drinking wine!

June 10th, 2021, 4 - 5pm PST


Security Multipliers on a Budget with Arpita Biswas 

We’re so excited to share a presentation by our very own board member, Arpita Biswas. She’s presenting on “Creating Security Multipliers on a Budget”. Walk away with tangible ways to strengthen your organization’s security posture on May 6, 2021 at 4 pm PST

RSVP here.

Speaker: Arpita Biswas

May 6th, 2021, 4 - 5pm PST


WiCys (Women in CyberSecurity) Silicon Valley and sister chapter Ontario affiliates hosted a networking event on April 8 at 4 PM PST. Join us to hear Suzanne Ricci speak about personal branding and social eminence. 

Speaker: Suzanne Ricci

RSVP here.

April 8th, 2021, 4 - 5pm PST


International Women's Day Social

WiCyS Silicon Valley and partner Arkose are hosting a Wine Exclusive and Networking Social in honor of international Women's Day. Guests will receive complimentary wine and attend a tasting session with Diana Wilson "Woman Winemaker of the Year" followed by small group socials.

Navigating a Cybersecurity Career with Purpose

Cybersecurity, navigating through a career with purpose presented by Tom Alcock. The speaker  is a cybersecurity talent leader, board member and panelist. He’s a co-founder of a cybersecurity staffing and consulting business, Code Red Partners that helps technology companies to scale their security programs and teams, he is also heavily invested in the infosec community. 

Speaker: Tom Alcock, Code Red Partners Founder

February 5th, 4 - 5pm PST


Computers and Elections: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Join Women in Cybersecurity Silicon Valley (WiCyS Silicon Valley) for a webinar on Computers and Elections. 

We will first review some requirements of an election, and the different types of e-voting systems. We'll then present examples of problems that have arisen in their use, and look at the voting systems guidelines currently in use and desirable properties of e-voting systems. We conclude with a look at voting over the Internet, and some questions to ask about e-voting systems to see what they add to, and take away from elections.

Incident Response 360

Join Women in Cybersecurity Silicon Valley (WiCyS Silicon Valley) for a fireside chat with an amazing panel of women who will speak to incident response from different lenses-from engineering, ops management, to law. For this panel Zassmin Montes de Oca, Sneha Regmi, and Suchismita Pahi, with our moderator and Kristen Beneduce, share their experiences building a career as an incident responder.

Grab a drink or coffee with us on June 25, 5pm PST to learn more about trends in IR and our what you can do to prepare and lead in cybersecurity. We will hear about their day-to-day challenges, the what's changing, how to build strong incident responder muscles.

Register here to receive the meeting invite!


Improve your secure coding skills by joining the live WiCyS Silicon Valley Secure Coding tournament on June 5th, 7:00AM PDT - June 8th, 7:00PM PDT. The tournament allows you to compete against the other participants in a series of vulnerable code challenges that ask you to identify a problem, locate insecure code, and fix a vulnerability.

All challenges are based on the OWASP Top 10, and players can choose to compete in a range of software languages including Java EE, Java Spring, C# MVC, C# WebForms, Go, Ruby on Rails, Python Django & Flask, Scala Play, Node.JS, React, and both iOS and Android development languages.

Throughout the tournament, players earn points and watch as they climb to the top of the leaderboard. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers! First place will receive a hoodie, and lots of bragging rights!


* The tournament is run virtually so you can join through your laptop from the most convenient location and time.

*You can find tournament step-by-step guide here: SCW Tournament Guide

*Winners will be announced once the tournament has finished by email.

Icebreakers ENCORE  

Get to know your cyber sisters on May 5th @ 5 pm PST in a super fun and friendly virtual 1x1 game! ✨We’ll use, a new online platform where you will be paired 1x1 on short video calls. You and your match have game cards and answer easy questions about you, your work, and aspirations. It’s a great way to make connections and HAVE FUN! We all could use a little extra of that these days!

Icebreakers Networking 

  @ WiCyS Virtual Conference

Join Silicon Valley for an Icebreakers social - a super fun 1x1 to make lasting connections online in a short amount of time! 

Can't wait to meet you!

Attendees, please see the Affiliate Social Hour Wed April 15 from 4-5pm CT in the conference schedule.


and Hacking @Google

February 6th, 2020    6-9pm PT

Learn Android Reverse Engineering in our 101 or Advanced RE Workshops lead by Google Android Engineering team! 

Date And Time

Tue, November 5, 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST

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 "Panel: Claim Your Space in Cybersecurity!" 

With so many paths, job descriptions, skills needed, and openings, how do you choose what role in cybersecurity is right for you? Our panelists, from Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Silicon Valley Affiliate, will present diverse career perspectives. We’ll talk about skilling-up for these roles, honing your craft, and preparing to lead. Whether you are considering a career in cybersecurity or a pivot within the industry, we’ll share advice from the field to help you secure your path.  Our panelists represent a variety of skill sets and verticals including big tech, start ups, government, research, & consulting and contribute to cybersecurity and diversity organizations.

More Event Info:

Introducing the WiCyS Silicon Valley Affiliate inaugural event on Thursday, September 19th hosted by Facebook! Please join us for drinks, snacks, and great conversation where we can make connections. We will hear from the founding members about their journeys, what motivated them to establish this affiliate, and what fun future activities and programs they have planned. 

Check out the photos!