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Code Girls: A Webinar on the Role of Women in WWII Codebreaking and Modern Cybersecurity - April 2020

On 16 April 2020, Maryland Senator Katie Fry Hester hosted a webinar with the goal of raising awareness about Women in Cryptology & Cybersecurity - especially among young female students. Special guests for the webinar included New York Times bestselling author Liza Mundy, former Adjutant General of the Maryland Military Department Major General Linda Singh, and President & CEO of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Laura Nelson.

The guest speakers outlined the history of American women who broke communication codes of foreign countries during World War II, shared their personal experience in the cybersecurity arena, and offered many ways young people can get active in pursuing cyber careers