Why NCL at WiCyS Was So Important


CryptoKait almost withdrew from her computer science classes, due to a sense of not belonging. Her experience is not unique. Another Player Ambassador learned that the graduation rate for women in I.T. programs at her own school is just 11%, for the same reason. Two organizations in CryptoKait's early experience, though, have been influential enough to keep her and other women in the game.

The WiCyS logo in 2017—a combination lock with the female gender symbol as its dial.

Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) 2017 Recap


Being relatively new to the tech field, what surprised CryptoKait the most about her first WiCyS conference—where she got to teach password cracking—was how many women came into the field from indirect routes and non-cyber backgrounds. Turns out the only use in looking back is to see how far you've come. Read about the conference that gave CryptoKait the courage to finally start her blog.