Cyber Security Summit WiCyS Diversity & Inclusion in the Cyber Workforce


After the tremendous success of last year’s inaugural Women in Cyber Security event, this year’s Summit carries the momentum forward with the WiCyS (Women in CyberSecurity) Diversity & Inclusion in the Cyber Workforce session.

Register to join us 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for this exciting keynote presentation which will capstone our 2020 cyber women programming. 

In addition to the WiCyS session, make sure to also sign up for the two complimentary cyber women technical sessions which will take place on Monday morning.

Did you Know? For the very first time, we now have a Minnesota Chapter of WiCyS (Women in CyberSecurity) regional affiliate community who will be hosting this year’s event at the Summit!

About WiCyS

WiCyS is a community of engagement, encouragement and support for women in cybersecurity.

Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is the premier organization with national reach dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring.

Established in 2012 by Dr. Ambareen Siraj of Tennessee Tech University through a National Science Foundation grant, WiCyS is a non-profit organization offering many membership, sponsorship and collaboration benefits.

Visit the
WiCySMN website to learn more.

Thank you to our WiCyS Diversity & Inclusion in the Cyber Workforce Host and Supporters

Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn about available sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Churchill at 763-548-1306 or

Committee Members

Program Chair:
Tina Meeker, Sr. Director, Information Security, Sleep Number

Jill Allison, Advisory CISO, Kudelski Security, Inc.
Scott Ammon, Regional Principal, Insight
Shelly Blackburn, Vice President, Global Cyber Security Systems Engineering, Cisco
Gretchen Block, Vice President, Optum Technology | UnitedHealth Group
Kris Boike, Toppan Merrill & Cloud Security Alliance
Betty Burke, Information Assurance Leaders and Vendor Management, Delta 
Jen Czaplewski, Director, Product Security, Target
Betty Elliott, Partner, CISO, Mercer
Chrysa Freeman
, Security Awareness Program Manager Security Mindedness, Code 42
Sam Grosby, Principal Enterprise Information Security Engineer, Wells Fargo
Judy Hatchett, CISO, SureScripts
Stefanie Horvath, Brigadier General, Director of Joint Staff, JFHQ-MN; Executive Director Enterprise Services, MNIT
Allison Miller, CISO, Optum Technology | UnitedHealth Group
Milinda Ramble Stone, CISO, Provation Medical
Laurie Rupe, Cyber Security Risk and Insider Threat Manager, General Mills
Mercy Schroeder, Director of Sales, Saviynt
Sherry Smith, Board of Directors, Piper Sandler, Realogy Holdings Corp., Tuesday Morning, John Deere
Lee Ann Villella
, Sr. Account Executive, FRSecure