Black Women in Cybersecurity Initiative

    Black Women in Cybersecurity Initiative
    18 May 2023 1 p.m.

    The Black Women in Cybersecurity Initiative (BWiC) is a new initiative to promote gender and racial equity in Tech by working to increase the number of Black women in Cybersecurity. In partnership with The Links, Incorporated, the Black Women in Cyber Initiative is the new program by OHUB that will work to advance the number and proportion of Black women in the field of cybersecurity. The initiative will provide early exposure, expert-led training, employer-recognized certificates, and resources that will prepare women for the high-growth field of cybersecurity.

    Why Now?

    According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the global cost of cybercrime is expected to reach six trillion dollars by the end of this year and $10.5 trillion dollars by 2025. Even as companies boost their digital security teams to stay safe online, there are still disproportionately fewer women and people of color in cybersecurity roles. The new initiative by OHUB will provide women of color greater access to cybersecurity training, which will empower them to be job-ready and become strong contributors to the field.

    The Masterclasses at Glance

    In BWiC’s Ask Me Anything masterclass series, we’ll be offering fresh perspectives on breaking into the field. No two professionals are alike, but there are a lot of guidelines and winning strategies that can help you to be successful. What skills and certifications are highly valued? What career paths can you pursue? These questions and many more will be answered during these sessions.

    Breaking Into Cybersecurity: How to Get Started in the Field

    These sessions will familiarize you with the different roles and responsibilities of key players in the field and the tools and technologies used to protect digital information. Sessions will also focus on introducing you to key cybersecurity learning paths, terminology, and resources to help you start preparing to enter a growing industry.

    Session 1: October 27, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EST

    Session 2: November 17, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EST

    The Skills to Win the Job

    In these segments, our experts will unpack the skills and certifications you need to best meet changing industry trends and challenges and deepen your understanding of the leading-edge self-paced and immersive boot camp options available.

    Session 3: December 15, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EST

    Session 4: January 19, 2023, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EST

    Keeping Your Cybersecurity Career & Skills on Track

    As we wrap up this segment, this is designed to empower you to become leaders in cyber. With limitless growth opportunities and careers available in government, business, industry, and further education, the future looks bright for those looking to break into the start-up ecosystem, workforce, and investment alike. Find the inspiration and tools to get involved at any level or become a more informed, engaged professional.

    Session 5: February 23, 2023, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm EST

    Session 6: March 30, 2023, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm EST

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