Lineberry selected to serve on the planning committee

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Lineberry selected to serve on the planning committee

September 01, 2015

As the cyber security industry continues to grow, it will become critical to diversify this workforce and according to the National Science Foundation (NSF), women only make up 28 percent of the science and engineering workforce.

Taking a step toward diversifying this industry, Voorhees College computer science professor Litany Lineberry has been selected to serve on the planning committee for the 2016 National Women in Cyber Security conference.

The Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) initiative was launched in 2013 with the support of a NSF grant and has become a continuing effort to recruit, retain and advance women in cyber security. WiCyS brings together students, faculty, researchers and professionals in cyber security from academia to share knowledge, experiences, research, network and mentor.

“When I think about Women in Cyber Security, I feel like we are becoming more visible in the field. By being selected as a committee member for this conference, I feel that I can be a strong leader just as well as my male counterparts,” Lineberry said. “I feel honored to be selected for the planning committee because this opportunity allows me to bring more recognition to my alma mater, Voorhees College.”

The annual conference will be held March. 31-April 2 in Dallas. During the conference, Lineberry will be responsible for selecting participants for the workshops based on submissions and marketing and promoting the conference.

Lineberry graduated from Voorhees in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and later earned a master’s degree in computer science with a concentration in cyber security from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University.

For more information, contact Megan Freeman, director of communications, at 803-780-1191 or at mfreeman@voorhees.edu.