Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS)

As of Fall 2018, UMA became a WiCyS Student Chapter to promote recruitment, retention and advancement of women students in cybersecurity, helping to decrease the gender disparity in the field.

Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) is the only non-profit membership organization with national reach that is dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring. WiCyS is a community of engagement, encouragement and support for women in cybersecurity. Be Empowered! Join WiCyS Today!

Executive Board

President: Sierra Small (Ware)
Vice President: Jonna Duvall-Williams
Secretary: Lyn Hall
Treasurer: Brooke Safferman
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Betina Tagle

UMA Student Chapter Bylaws

2019 Meeting Schedule

April 4
May 9
September 26
October 16
November 7

All meetings will be held at 5:00 pm EST on the Augusta campus in the Cybersecurity Resource Center (RSC 246), and will be broadcast through Zoom. The Zoom link for distance students will be announced.

Pictured, from left to right — UMA Faculty Advisor Dr. Betina Tagle, UMA Chapter President Sierra Small, and UMA Chapter Vice President Jonna Duvall-Williams attended the 2019 WiCyS Conference held March 28-30 in Pittsburgh PA.
WiCyS 2019 is the premier cybersecurity conference bringing together industry, students, educators, government and research. There were over 1250 attendees!


Pictured, from left to right — UMA Faculty Advisor Dr. Betina Tagle, UMA Chapter President Sierra Small, Valencia Faculty Advisor Dr. Jessica Chisholm, UMA/Valencia member Michele Maiden, and UMA Chapter Vice President Jonna Duvall-Williams.
While attending, Michele took 1st place, and Jonna took 36th place out of 150 students at the WiCyS National Cyber League (NCL) Competition! Congratulations!!