Decoding Cyber Security and Technology

Adding Gender to the Algorithm


Call for Original Publications for the WIIS Cyber Security & Technology Study Guide

In order to create a comprehensive collection of resources, examples, and policy in these areas, WIIS invites its members, and members of the International Security community, to submit their original work to be published as a WIIS Blog or WIIS Policy Brief.

Additionally, if there are resources you would like to ensure are added into the WIIS Cyber Security & Technology Study Guide for a specific topic, please submit those.

Submission Requirements

Submissions must contain specific and practical (realistic) recommendations for civil society, states, and/or international organizations on any of the aforementioned topics regarding Cybersecurity and/or Technologies.

Each submission can focus on only one international actor or topic, (e.g. civil society, a particular state or group of states, the United Nations, a regional organization, cyber terrorism, articifical intelligence, etc.) or on a multitude of international actors or topics.


  1. Submissions must be the individuals’ own original pieces of work, not previously published OR must be readily available to add to the WIIS Study Guide;
  2. Submissions must be written in the English language and be between 1,500 and 2,000 words for Policy Briefs or Reports, or 750-1200 works for a WIIS Blog;
  3. Citations should be included as endnotes and follow the Chicago Manual of Style OR should be able to be hyperlinks;
  4. Blogs and other submission requirements must be submitted to Maeve Murphy (

WIIS Global is launching a cyber, technology, and security project intended to break down the complexity and nuance of the cyber world into byte-sized pieces.

As we transitioned to virtual office spaces we began to discuss the role of technology in our lives in a new light. Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected with new technologies. These advancements require that we in the security realm critically analyze the benefits and vulnerabilities that are posed by technological evolution. Traditional conceptions of security are being challenged, cyber capabilities are opening up new avenues for conflict and war, and social media platforms can be manipulated to be a threat. Traditionally, gender has been completely bypassed, taken out of the algorithms, or given tokenistic recognition in these areas.

To that end, to launch the cyber technology and security program, WIIS is compiling a resource packet, a comprehensive ‘study guide’, of original WIIS Blogs, WIIS Policy Briefs, and other forms of unique content from a myriad of sources such as Podcasts, Reports, Journal Articles, and more focusing on topics such as: Cyber Warfare, the Internet of Things, Big Data Issues, Military Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, and more.

Pieces of this resource packet, The WIIS Cyber Security, & Technology Study Guide, will be released throughout Fall 2020. The project will conclude with a WIIS Policy Event with expert panelists in October 2020, and the final complete packet will be released after. This Project and its resulting Study Guide aims to provide practitioners, academics, and policymakers with innovative and imaginative strategies and policies that examine the current state of cyber security, technological advancements, and the role of gender in these realms.

The above topics will be analyzed and exhaustively researched to provide the most accurate information. Additionally, a gender perspective will be applied as a critical lens focusing on these topics and their limitations. As part of this ongoing project, WIIS encourages members of the international community to submit original research on the gender perspective of these topics to be published in a WIIS Blog or Policy Brief.