5th Annual Women in Cyber Security Reception

October 18, 2018 — International Spy Museum, Washington, DC

The CyberWire is pleased to present the 5th Annual Women in Cyber Security Reception on Thursday, October 18, 2018, in Washington, DC.

This annual networking event highlights and celebrates the value and successes of women in the cyber security industry. Leaders from the private sector, academia, and government from across the region and at varying points on the career spectrum can connect with one another to strengthen relationships and build new ones. The Reception also provides a forum for women seeking cyber security careers to connect with the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of the industry.

The Women in Cyber Security Reception will again be held as an invitation-only event in order to ensure a mix of women with diverse backgrounds and at different career levels.

This year, the event will be held at the at the International Spy Museum’s new location at L’Enfant Plaza with views of the Washington Monument and the US Capitol in Washington, DC. A selection of fine wine, hors d'oeuvres and other refreshments will be served starting at 6:00pm. Welcoming remarks and a toast will be at 7:00pm. All guests will receive a special limited edition fine art print by a female artist from the Baltimore/Washington region, commissioned especially for the occasion.

International Spy Museum
2018 location is the new International Spy Museum at L'Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC


The CyberWire is again pleased to present the 5th Annual Women in Cyber Security reception with the assistance of our promotional partner the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland (CAMI) and our art partner Maryland Art Place.

The theme of the event, "Creating Connections," is common to the missions of our organizations and we feel strongly about empowering women to succeed in the field of cyber security. The CyberWire provides concise and relevant briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain connecting our readers and listeners with news that is important to them. CAMI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating connections between cyber companies in Maryland and businesses locally and globally seeking cyber security products and services.

Call for Artists

We are proud to partner with Maryland Art Place or MAP once again for the call for artists. MAP is one of the region’s leading arts organizations inspiring, supporting, and encouraging artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities. The theme of this unique opportunity for female visual artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area is “Creating Connections”. Creating Connections call for entry will open in the summer of 2018. The Women in Cyber Security event is all about creating connections among women working in cyber security, and of course, our field exists because of the extraordinary connectivity enabled by today’s technologies. We’re excited to see how this year’s artists interpret the theme. The winning selection will be reproduced and distributed to guests at the reception.

To answer the Call for Artists download and submit your application for consideration (see application for details).

To learn more about our previous works of art and their chosen artists, please visit:

2014: Claire Girodie
2015: Anna and Caroline Zellhofer
2016: Lindsay McCulloch
2017: Carmen Martini

Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits

Contact us for sponsorship reservations or questions.

Event History and Founders

The Women in Cyber Security event was founded by CyberPoint International in 2014 as their signature initiative to increase diversity in the cyber security workforce. While women have done pioneering work in cyber security, too few work in a growing, vital industry that requires a diversity of perspectives and talents if it has any hope of meeting the challenges it faces in an increasingly complex, interconnected, and technology-dependent world. CyberPoint hopes that events like this will help inspire women to continue to meet the challenges of cyber security, and will create the momentum necessary to bring more women into this critically important field.

In 2016, the CyberWire has taken the lead on organizing this important event with the hope that it will grow and reach more people in the region.

Previous years’ events were great successes! To see descriptions and galleries of images from the first two events, click here:


Fourth Annual Women in Cyber Security event
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Third Annual Women in Cyber Security event
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Second Annual Women in Cyber Security event
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Inaugural Women in Cyber Security event
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Event Registration

Thank you for your interest. Event is now at capacity. Should spots open up, it will be noted here.