In this episode, cultivating inclusion, equity, inclusion and belonging within the Cyber Security sector is centre stage - with implications for tech and business more broadly too. We explore the challenges across role model visibility, drop off in STEM skills uptake, the pandemic impact and overarching all, changing the narrative on what a career in Cyber Security looks like! To do this I am delighted to be joined by Dr. Amelia Estwick, Director of Threat at Research at VMware.
We aim shine a light on the tools, culture, skills, role models and Tech For Good projects making a difference – and hope this will inspire the curiosity and confidence to get involved, or potentially to start an initiative of your own too!
It's a critical conversation - and we would love your thoughts on the episode too - thanks for listening!
Sally, Amelia and the #TTT Team
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Today’s guest Amelia on LinkedIn:
And our host Prof. Sally Eaves on Twitter @sallyeaves
And LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/sally-eaves
Further we are delighted to share links to the projects and initiatives mentioned in this episode below:
- Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) - https://www.wicys.org/
- The WiCyS initiative Amelia developed and launched: https://www.wicys.org/initiatives/veteran-assistance/
- Amelia is senior advisor for the local regional chapter: www.wiscysmidatlantic.org
- Cybersecurity Education Diversity Initiative (CEDI) that Amelia co-chairs - https://www.fordham.edu/info/30430/cybersecurity_education_diversity_initiative_cedi/
- Supporting Minority Serving Institutions in building, growing, and sustaining cybersecurity educational offerings - these are the specific non-profits mentioned:
- Brown Girls in Tech/Brown Girls Code - https://www.browngirlscode.org/
- Mission Launch (support for returning citizens) - https://www.mission-launch.org/