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Infosec Institute Partners with Women in Cyberjutsu to Close Cyber Diversity and Skills Gap


Infosec Institute, a cybersecurity education company, launched their Infosec Gives Partner Program and announced their first partner, the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC). Founded in 2012, WSC is a national 501(c)3 non-profit community focused on empowering women to succeed in the cybersecurity industry through programming, mentoring and hands-on education.

The Infosec Gives Partner Program enables partners to award three annual Infosec Accelerate Scholarships — fully funded by Infosec — through their organization. Each Infosec Accelerate Scholarship provides qualified recipients lifetime access to Infosec Skills, the leading security and IT skill development platform with over 1,000 hours of hands-on cybersecurity training. Each lifetime Infosec Accelerate Scholarship is valued at $10,000.

WSC is the first official Infosec Gives partner, awarding three scholarships to exceptional women in cybersecurity looking to enhance their skills. Beyond the annual scholarships, Infosec and WSC will partner to provide discounted online and in-person technical training opportunities to WSC members through the Infosec Skills platform.

"We are very excited to partner with the Infosec Gives Program. Giving our members access to ongoing hands-on training and learning not only helps us fulfill our mission but also helps us change the lives of women that may not have access to training or other growth opportunities. Lifetime access to training ensures our members continue to grow their skills for success," said Mari Galloway, CEO of WSC.

With over 3,000 members, WSC provides a space for women and girls to grow and learn about cybersecurity in a safe space. They also get the opportunity to build their community and network with those in places they aspire to be. From hands-on training to networking events to professional development, partner programs allow for expanding opportunities to build a toolbelt of a cyber professional.

"The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu’s purpose closely aligns to our mission at Infosec: making cyber skills and knowledge accessible to everyone. Their organization truly exemplifies the power of community in cybersecurity and the potential we unlock when we invest in diversity, equity and inclusion. We’re proud to partner with Women in Cyberjutsu to help close the cyber skills and diversity gap," said Jack Koziol, Infosec CEO and founder.


Date Posted: Thursday, December 9, 2021

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