Hyland to sponsor upcoming Women in Cybersecurity Conference in Cleveland
WiCyS marks largest cybersecurity conference with equal representation among professionals, students
Hyland, a leading content services provider named a Leader in the industry for the 12th straight year by Gartner, announced its sponsorship of this year’s Women in Cybersecurity Conference, March 17-19 at the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland.
The conference is the country’s flagship event for women in cybersecurity and, regardless of gender, is the largest cybersecurity conference with equal representation of professionals and students. Hyland will cover the cost of transportation for over 100 Cleveland Metropolitan School District students to attend the pre-conference genCyber learning event and provide those students with Hyland gear; Hyland also will have a booth presence at the conference’s career fair.
”The conference is a natural fit for Hyland, with the importance of cybersecurity in our work, our mission of building and inspiring careers in technology, and our ever-present efforts to identify talent in underrepresented and diverse groups,” said Lisa Jackman, director of corporate social responsibility at Hyland. “Providing an outlet for women to engage and meet other professionals is an essential component to Hyland’s diversity values.
Conference participants will engage in hands-on cybersecurity education sessions, learn about ethical hacking, rehearse and role-play breach response, and participate in many more activities of their choice throughout the three-day conference.
Those offerings align with Hyland’s long-standing efforts to provide access to technology programming and education for students who might otherwise not have the opportunity to participate in such events. The company also long has valued diverse viewpoints and empowered women’s careers in technology, believing that a positive, inclusive workplace is imperative to sustainable success.
In addition to sponsoring WiCyS, other Hyland technology education efforts include:
- Tech Outreach: Hyland provides a variety of programs, like Hy-Tech Clubs for high school students, that teach computer science to support a future where technology skills are essential.
- TechCorps partnership: Hyland and the Columbus-based nonprofit recently agreed to a five-year partnership extension to continue the organizations’ joint efforts to bring high-quality computer science education to students from elementary school to high school across Ohio.
- Hackathons: Hybrid Hyland Hackathon, open to high school and college students from the Cleveland area and nationwide, is set for April 2-3.