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S4x23 Women In ICS Security Program

Women represent 51% of the population, and 60% of those attending college today. And yet only about 12% of the ICS security community are women. It often is difficult for women to enter and thrive in the male dominated, sometimes hostile, and often intentionally and unintentionally discriminatory ICS security field. At S4 we want to help try to change this for reasons of basic fairness, for the sake of our daughters, sisters and female friends, and for the very pragmatic reason that women, by sheer numbers, represent the best chance to deal with the shortage of ICS security professionals needed to create and secure the future.

We were thrilled to offer the first ever Women In ICS Security program at S4x22 for free. A S4 record 164 women attended the event. This is probably the largest gathering ever of women in the ICS security field. We also had many great sessions presented by women on all three stages. Much of the credit for these speakers is due to the women pioneers that led the way.

We are offering a similar free Women In ICS Security program, for women, at S4x23 including:

  • All activies the Monday before S4x23 (Feb 13). This includes sessions in the S4 Prime Rooms, SBOM Pavilion and Badge Pickup Event.
  • The Women In ICS Security social event the evening of Feb 13th.
  • All sessions on all stages on Day 1 (Feb 14th).
  • The S4 Welcome Party the evening of Day 1 at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. 

Simply stated we have 100 Women In ICS Security tickets that allow any women to come to the pre-S4 events on Monday and stay through the Welcome Party Tuesday night for free. Our hope is the experience and connections will help women with the careers in this field

Women In ICS Social Event

Early Monday evening, Feb 13th from 6:30 – 8:30, there will be a women-only event held at the beautiful indoor/outdoor Prescott Terrace at the Loews Miami Beach. At S4x22 we had ~100 women at the event. It’s a great way to meet the other women attendees before S4 starts. The Women In ICS Security team is working on what will take place at the event with details to follow. At this point we know there will be food, drink and a beautiful environment for you to kick off S4x23.

The Prescott Terrace at Loews Miami Beach

 

 

 

Women On A S4x22 Stage