Meet the community partners that help to support the Diana Initiative’s mission.

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Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC)

The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is a 501©3 non-profit organization founded in 2012 with a mission to empower women and girls in cybersecurity careers. Their focus is on raising awareness about cybersecurity career opportunities, advancing women in the field, and closing the gender gap in information security roles. WSC achieves this through networking, education, training, mentoring, and other professional opportunities. Their community provides a supportive environment for women to fearlessly enter, advance, and lead in the world of cybersecurity.🌟🔒

Learn more about them on their website: WSC

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BBWIC Foundation

The BBWIC Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower women in the field of cybersecurity. Their goal is to provide a safe space for women in the industry to grow, build confidence, manage work stress, and evolve as leaders in the ever-changing technology landscape of cybersecurity. They believe in sparkle leadership, encouraging every woman to aim higher and achieve more. Founded in 2021 and governed under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, BBWIC Foundation actively supports women across North America, Europe, and Asia. Through mentorship, networking, and educational initiatives, we champion diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cybersecurity domain.🌟💻🔒

Learn more about them on their website:  BBWIC Foundation

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Black Girls Hack

The BlackGirlsHack Foundation is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking down barriers for Black girls and women pursuing careers in information security and cybersecurity. Their mission revolves around empowering Black women by providing skills training, mentoring, resume review, and access to affordable resources in an inclusive environment. Through initiatives like Project B.R.A.I.N., they foster a strong community, offer professional development classes, and actively work to increase representation in the field. BlackGirlsHack is a vital force in advancing diversity and equity in technology and cybersecurity. 🚀🔐

Learn more about them [on their website]

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Sober in Cyber

Sober in Cyber is a nonprofit organization with a clear mission: to create alcohol-free events and foster community-building opportunities for individuals in the cybersecurity industry who choose to live a sober lifestyle.

As a volunteer-led initiative, we are committed to organizing both in-person and virtual gatherings. These events provide a welcoming space for those abstaining from alcohol for various reasons—whether they are sober, sober-curious, participating in Dry January, managing health-related concerns, or undergoing athletic training. Attendees can engage in professional networking with fellow infosec peers without any pressure to drink. Our events include NA (non-alcoholic) options, mocktails, and other sober-friendly activities within the cybersecurity community. Here’s to a supportive and alcohol-free environment! 🌟🔐🥂

Learn more about them on their website:  Sober in Cyber


Whole Cyber Human Initiative

The Whole Cyber Human Initiative is a forward-thinking organization that places human well-being at the heart of cybersecurity. Their mission extends beyond technical skills, emphasizing the importance of mental health, work-life balance, and community support. Through workshops, resources, and advocacy, they empower cybersecurity professionals to thrive holistically, fostering a healthier and more resilient industry. 🌟🔐

Learn more about them on their website: Whole Cyber Human Initiative


OWASP Foundation

OWASP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving software security. It provides free and open source tools, standards, and documentation for securing web applications. With a focus on web application security, OWASP offers valuable resources, hosts global conferences, and maintains the well-known OWASP Top Ten list of critical security risks. Developers and security professionals benefit from OWASP’s community-driven efforts and commitment to enhancing application protection against cyber threats. 🛡️🌐.

Learn more about them on their website: OWASP Foundation

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ICSV ICS Village

The ICS Village equips industry professionals and policymakers to defend industrial equipment. Through experiential awareness, education, and training, it addresses critical infrastructure security. Interactive simulated ICS environments provide hands-on experiences with real components, enhancing preparedness against changing threats. Explore more at the ICS Village website. 🛡️🌐.

Learn more about them on their website: ICSV ICS Village

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FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) is a global organization that brings together incident response teams from various sectors to enhance incident prevention, promote information sharing, and improve overall security. With over 700 members worldwide, FIRST collaborates through technical colloquia, hands-on classes, and an annual incident response conference. 

For more details, visit the FIRST website: FIRST – Improving Security Together

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BSides Edmonton

BSides Edmonton is an annual Cyber Security Conference held in the City of Edmonton. Organized by the (ISC)² Alberta Chapter, this two-day high-caliber conference focuses on all aspects of Cyber Security. Attendees can expect discussions, demos, and interaction from participants, creating an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. With over 700 members worldwide, BSides events provide a rare opportunity to directly connect and create trusted relationships with key members of the Edmonton community. 

For more information, visit the BSides Edmonton website


Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS)

Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is a 501©(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in the field of cybersecurity. WiCyS provides a vibrant community for women and their supporters, offering various resources and opportunities. Members can benefit from professional development programs, mentorship opportunities, and virtual/in-person conferences and career fairs. Additionally, WiCyS maintains a job board and provides valuable resources for women in cybersecurity. The organization actively promotes diversity and inclusion in the cybersecurity workforce, connecting members through the WiCyS Member Community Portal and special interest groups. 
For more information, visit the WiCyS website. 👩‍💻🔐

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Women in Security and Privacy (WISP)

For more information, visit the website.

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Aerospace Village

The Aerospace Village, a registered 501c3, aims to cultivate an inclusive community focused on aerospace cybersecurity. Our mission is to inspire and develop the next generation of leaders in this field, promoting expertise and knowledge. We actively participate in cybersecurity activities and events from around the world that showcase the importance of aerospace cybersecurity through demonstrations, speakers, and competitions.

For more information, visit the website.


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CybHER Women Leading Privacy (CybHER at DSU)

For more information, visit the website.