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IUB Chapter of WiCYS


The Indiana University chapter of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) was founded in 2019 and is an affiliate of the only non-profit membership organization with national reach that is dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring. The initiative was created through an NSF grant by Dr. Ambareen Siraj at Tennessee Tech University in 2012, and has grown into a wonderful alliance among academia, government and industry.

The chapter meets regularly to hear from professionals in cybersecurity, get hands-on experience through technical workshops, and participate in discussions about various topics within security. Students from all majors and backgrounds are welcome to join. Follow their Instagram at @WiCyS_IUB, join their beINvolved page, or sign up for their mailing list to stay up to date on upcoming events and opportunities.


If you have a laptop you no longer need, pay it forward during these COVID times and help IU students by donating your used but usable laptop to the new IUpcycle program!

The “new normal” of Zoom meetings, virtual visits, and online classwork has highlighted the need for reliable access to technology for all students. Your donation will help an IU student avoid the stress of having inadequate equipment to get their work done, to better enable success.

IUpcycle is only taking functional laptops at this time because of our limited number of volunteers.

And, if you are a current IU student in need of a laptop, you may request a donated laptop.

This program is sponsored by our Center in collaboration with the IUpcycle team from the Ph.D. Program in the Department of Biology. Email Questions to Kaitlin Doucette. Use ‘IUpcycle’ in the email subject for the quickest response.

Donate or Request a Laptop