Upcoming Events

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April 2, 2022

Join WiCyS MAA please stop by our cyber cafe Saturday April, 2, 2022 for impromptu cyber discussions, career advice, and professional networking.

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conference meet ups!

Meet & Greet with WiCyS MAA President Meghan Jacquot and Vice President Deborah Kariuki at the 2022 National WiCyS Conference. Follow us on twitter @wicysmaa for live updates, meetings times and locations. Also, connect with us on the Whova app for all the conference happenings!

Previous Events

WICYS MAA diversity Partnership

February 22, 2022

WiCyS MAA's Vice President Deborah Kariuki, and Secretary Nikkia Henderson partnered with Temple University for an in-depth Diversity in Cyber roundtable.

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February 10, 2022

Join WiCyS MAA for an in-depth workshop on responding to call for papers. MAA's President Meghan Jacquot will lead the discussions and training on the roadmap to successfully responding to call for papers.

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December 19, 2021

Please join us Sunday December 19, 2021 at Uno's Pizzeria - Union Station for our end of the year meet up!

We miss you and hope to see you there!

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September 27, 2021

Please join us Monday September 27, 2021 as we host our second Cyber Cafe for impromptu cyber discussions, career advice, and professional networking.

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August 28, 2021

Please join us this Saturday as we open our Cyber Cafe for impromptu cyber discussions, end of summer check in, and just overall an "HI WE MISSED YOU!"

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march 24th 6-7pm et

In honor of Women's History Month, hear from WiCyS Mid-Atlantic Affiliate business leaders discuss how they've continued to strive and thrive in cybersecurity during Covid-19!

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Please Join Us August 6th from 4-6 pm est

Smoothstack has been approved by the U.S. Department of Labor as an official apprenticeship program in the state of Virginia! Please join us on August 6th from 4-6 PM EST for a virtual ribbon cutting and panel discussion with industry leaders from Women in Cybersecurity (Mid-Atlantic Affiliate), Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, and more.

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This month WiCyS-MAA is partnering with the National Capital Region's chapter of InfraGard to bring you "Candid Cyber conversations"

FBI Special Agents Amylynn Errera & Kara Sidener will discuss their journeys into cybersecurity while working at the bureau.

Moderated by MAA's very own Vice President, Dr. Estwick, this is an event you don't want to miss!


Join us for an exciting virtual panel hosted by the Maryland Innovation & Security Institute at DreamPort And WiCys-maa

May 13th, 2020 - 11am - 12pm EST.

The panelists serve as executive leaders in healthcare, industry and government/non-profit. These three high-performing women will offer insights into lessons learned in a pandemic for multiple industries as well as cybersecurity considerations in times of change.

  • Moderator: Armando Seay, Dreamport Board of Directors

  • Donna Brady Raziano, MD, Chief Medical Officer

  • Nicole Dean, CISO, Accenture Federal Services & CMMC AB Infrastructure Committee Lead

  • Diane Brady Janosek, Esq., President Women in Cybersecurity Mid-Atlantic Affiliate


April 28, 2020 (Virtual meeting)

Dr. Abe Baggili will be joining WiCyS MAA this month presenting various experiments and findings conducted in his lab related to the security and forensics of consumer grade immersive VR systems.

He will show you how he is able to move people in physical spaces without their knowledge or consent, as well as other attacks that we coined and implemented related to immersive VR. Furthermore, he will also explore the forensic artifacts these systems produce.

Immediately following Dr. Abe will be a virtual networking hour with Rosemary Christian, the founder of the Philadelphia Women in Cyber Organization.


April 15 - 17, 2020

WiCyS Mid-Atlantic Affiliate President and Vice President presented at National 2020 WiCyS Conference, held virtually for the first time!

Join WiCyS MAA for an evening panel discussion with diverse women sharing their professional journey into Cybersecurity.


  • Diane M. Janosek, President, WiCyS MAA

  • Laura Bate, Director of Cyber Engagement, U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission

  • Christine Bikoi, Cybersecurity Assessment and Authorization Analyst

  • Christal Archibald, Corporate Policy Officer, Department of Defense

  • Heather Molino, Principal, Cornerstone Government Affairs

Light refreshments will be served

*Free registration at EventBrite (CLOSED)

Diane M. Janosek

Laura Bate

Christine Bikoi

Christal Archibald

Heather Molino

Heather Molino

February 14, 2020

WiCyS MAA hosted a panel of diverse women sharing their unique cybersecurity journey.

January 14, 2020 5:30pm

WiCys 2020 Events-at-a-Glance was a Virtual Meeting where the MAA leadership briefed out the planned affiliate events for 2020.

December 17, 2019

2nd Annual Holiday Social - Thunder Grill, Union Station DC

December 5-6, 2019

WiCyS Mid-Atlantic Affiliate exhibiting at the 2019 Cyber Maryland Conference located at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor - Baltimore, MD

October 8th, 2019 - 5:30pm

WiCyS MAA Presented: Navigating USA Jobs & Federal Resumes

This presentation, provided guidance on applying for government jobs via platform and crafting a federal resume for those interested in finding federal cyber secuirty positions.