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Wicked6 & Diversity

Last week, Mari Galloway, the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) CEO, was interviewed by Alexandra Moxin of the Advance Tech Podcast. You can listen to it now to understand what is driving us—all of us on the Wicked6 team—to put on this amazing event.

Everyone Loves a Grand Finale

Whether it’s the conclusion of a fireworks show on the 4th of July, the culmination of March Madness, or the last episode of the season of The Voice, everyone loves a Grand Finale. Designed as the first true “cyber goes eSports” event, Wicked6 will kick off in late May 2019 with hungry, collegiate cyber teams competing for a chance to show off their skills in a LIVE, grand finale event in August in Las Vegas.

The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu Announces the Wicked6 Cyber Games

Press Release: Today, the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu announces the Wicked6 Cyber Games, a cybersecurity exhibition and fundraiser to be held at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel and Casino on August 8, 2019 followed by the 6th Annual Cyberjutsu Women’s Awards Reception.

Why Wicked6?

Cyber competitions are exciting. Really. Whatever their format – from standard Capture the Flag, to Jeopardy-style questions and answers, to real-world simulations where teams attack or defend a facility’s network and information – amateur and professional players thrill at the challenge and celebrate their achievements just like in any other competition. But to the casual observer, a cyber competition in progress typically looks like a bunch of people sitting at computers, hard at work. I might not go as far as to say snoozefest, but … yeah, I would.

The Women's Society of Cyberjutsu Presents

August 8, 2019
12–6PM

A Cyber Exhibition Fundraiser to Benefit Women & Girls Hacker Camps

HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas
Luxor Hotel & Casino

Wicked6 & Diversity
By: Monica Ricci (Event Director)
May 15, 2019

We live in an amazing era, when we can receive our information in so many diverse ways. We’ve written about the Wicked6 Cyber Games on this site; we’ve provided fact sheets and flyers about competing and sponsoring the event; we’ve tweeted and Insta’d and LinkedIn’d. And now we’re on a podcast!

Last week, Mari Galloway, the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) CEO, was interviewed by Alexandra Moxin of the Advance Tech Podcast. You can listen to it now to understand what is driving us—all of us on the Wicked6 team—to put on this amazing event.

Oh yes, it’s about the excitement of seeing top-notch teams compete in cyber missions beneath the lights in an esports arena. And of course, it’s about bringing the competitors and corporate sponsors together to illustrate how cyber skills match their recruiting needs. But above all of that, this is about fueling the WSC machine to advance girls and women in the field of cybersecurity.

Listen to Mari describe her first cybersecurity job, and the challenges that the environment, truly lacking in diversity, offered up. Hear her describe how that experience drove her to invest in her skills and make changes that led her to today: in a senior cybersecurity role for a major organization, and as founding board member and CEO of WSC. And learn about the many ways that the WSC community of women and men provide opportunities to train, to certify, to network, to mentor, and to increase diversity in the field.

Listen to Mari on the Advance Tech Podcast today—it’s time well spent!

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