Ambareen Siraj

Ambareen Siraj

Founder, Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS); Professor of Computer Science and Founding Director of CEROC, Tennessee Tech University

Ambareen Siraj, Ph.D., a professor of computer science at Tennessee Tech, teaches security courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She has focused her research on the vast areas surrounding cybersecurity, including security in cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, situation assessment in network security, security education and workforce development.

As the founding director of Tennessee Tech’s Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center (CEROC), Siraj is the leader on several National Science Foundation and National Security Agency grants involving cybersecurity, and is the founder of the national Women in CyberSecurity conference, an initiative to recruit, retain and advance women in the cybersecurity industry.

The Response—Equipping the Next Generation

Dallas FGH

After defining the threat in Day 1, we’ll continue the discussion by investigating methods to stay ahead of our adversaries. How can we work together to create globally secure networks? What can be done to mitigate breaches of enterprise data? What steps can be taken to fill the overwhelming need for cybersecurity professionals? This panel will […]


Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Cybersecurity

Fair Park 1

This panel discusses the challenges and opportunities encountered when working in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity, with an emphasis on women in the field. The panelists bring a breadth and depth of experience and leadership perspectives from industry, government, and academia. Drawing on their experiences, panelists will discuss strategies for both men and women […]

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