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I cannot believe how quickly this year is coming to a close. The pandemic definitely altered our perception of time, wasn't it just 2019? At this time of year, I love to take stock and plan (who am I kidding–I always love to plan!). At any rate, I like to look back and see what I've accomplished and find some time to be thankful for where I am, even if it is not exactly where I had planned to be. I am so thankful that many of us were able to start gathering together in person again in 2022, and that we were able to welcome so many of you to our 2022 Women in Cybersecurity panel and reception. I hope you were able to make many connections. For those of you who were unable to join us, you can watch the videos of our panel and our event remarks including the unveiling of our 2022 art piece by artist Marcia Wolfson Ray, and the champagne toast by Kathleen Smith. Also, in that planning theme of mine, mark your calendars for October 19, 2023 when we plan to hold our 2023 Women in Cybersecurity event at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.
Yesterday was my favorite day of the holiday season: GivingTuesday. Of all of the hype around the holiday season, I find GivingTuesday to be a true gift. It is time to slow down, take stock of what is important to myself personally and professionally, and take some action for others. Make a difference. This year is no different. For those unfamiliar, "GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. GivingTuesday was born and incubated at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City. GivingTuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity."
I am excited to share we are once again offering a pay-it-forward type of gift to you, our women in cybersecurity community, in honor of the spirit of Giving Tuesday. I am giving 10 free 1-year subscriptions to our CyberWire Pro, two each to five members of our audience. CyberWire Pro, or CWPro, offers exclusive podcasts, briefings, articles, and events. You have access to ad-free versions of our public podcasts, and our popular Quarterly Analyst Calls which are live webcasts discussing critical events of the last 90 days. The next one is coming up in just a few weeks? Why would one person need two memberships? Well, there's the catch. You knew there had to be one. Each recipient must pay it forward and give the second membership to a student pursuing a cybersecurity education, or a mentee they work with who is new to the field. Interested? Please email me and if you are one of the first five to do so, the memberships are yours!
I hope you all find a way to make a difference everyday. As a woman in the cybersecurity industry, I know that you do! Cheers!
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