Empowering women in cybersecurity through eSports with Wicked6 Initiative

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  • PlayCyber by Katzcy is launching the “Wicked6 Initiative” to address the gender gap in cybersecurity.
  • The initiative includes a 24-hour virtual hack and chat event for women on March 29-30, 2024.

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, PlayCyber by Katzcy has announced the “Wicked6 Initiative” to empower women in cybersecurity. The 24-hour virtual hack and chat event is designed for women of all skill levels and aims to provide a platform for skills development, networking, and empowerment. The event will take place on March 29-30, 2024, and will feature six cyber game platforms for participants to engage with, including Hack The Box, Haiku, InspireTech, MetaCTF, U.S. Cyber Range of Virginia Tech, and the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu. Sponsors for the event include Google, Protegrity, SpecterOps, and QryptoCyber.

The event will also feature engaging sessions with female cybersecurity professionals from around the world, including speakers like Camille Stewart Gloster, Kana Shinoda, Marina Ciavatta, Confidence Staveley, Simbiat Sadiq, and Dr. Shifa Cyclewala. The finale of the event will include a live Twitch stream of the Hack The Box Cyber Battle featuring the top 6 global women’s teams and cybersecurity guru John Hammond.

One of the key objectives of the initiative is to enhance international engagements in cyber workforce development. By reaching over 10,000 individuals through global games, Katzcy aims to contribute to building a more diverse cyber workforce. Through collaboration with cybersecurity partners and sponsors, the initiative seeks to foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing among cyber professionals worldwide.

PlayCyber®️, powered by Katzcy, is dedicated to delivering epic Cyber Games and eSports experiences for fans, sponsors, and players. The initiative aims to bring together and inspire the very best cybersecurity athletes and build a stronger and more diverse community in the cybersecurity space. For more information on how to host or support cyber games, interested individuals can visit playcyber.com.

For media inquiries, contact Beth Mayhew at 703-731-8678 or [email protected]

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