Building a Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce

Start using your unique background and way of thinking to work in the field of Cybersecurity today!
There is a lot of discussion around the extreme shortage of cybersecurity professionals and increases in cybercrime in today’s environment. In this interactive virtual event, you will hear from a group of diverse IBM professionals information about cybersecurity and how some diversity and inclusion programs such as the Historically Black Colleges and Universities technology investment are helping build a more diverse ecosystem of cybersecurity professionals.


You will also learn why a diverse and inclusive culture is important to organizations to prevent the threat of cyber attacks and how your individual background, experiences and way of thinking may help an organization in its investigation of a specific cyber incident.

Join us to learn how you might launch your cybersecurity career.

Building a Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce Courses:

Agenda and Links to the Event- Building a Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce

IBM Security is excited to bring you this event!

Here you will find the agenda, meet the speakers and the links to the event.  The links will be available at 8:45 am ET on December 16, 2020.  Please join the event with your computer audio for the best experience.

Opening Remarks - Building a Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce

This video was originally recorded as part of the December 16, 2020 - Building a Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce

In this course, you will hear from Angela Jarrar with opening remarks to kickoff the event.

Building a Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce -Welcome from Mary O'Brien


This video was originally recorded as part of the December 16, 2020 - Building a Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce.

In this course, you will hear from Mary O'Brien, General Manager, IBM Security on her views around diversity and inclusion and its importance in the Cybersecurity field.

Living an Unstoppable Life of #NoExcuses

This video was originally recorded as part of the December 16, 2020 - Building a Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce.

In this course you will hear from Victoria Pelletier on how to live an unstoppable life.

Cyber Security for the new Super Heroes (that’s you!)

This video was originally recorded as part of the December 16, 2020 - Building a Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce.

In this course,  you will hear from Valinda Scarboro Kennedy about cybersecurity resources for Academia and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Valinda shares several helpful resources to start your cybersecurity career.

Hacking Education: X-Force Red’s Approach to a Diverse Future in Cyber Security

This video was originally recorded as part of the December 16, 2020 - Building a Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce.

In this course, you will hear from Andrew Courtney about offensive security and the programs available from the IBM X-Force Red team.


Neurodiversity – untapped talent that can help meet the cyber skills shortage

This video was originally recorded as part of the December 16, 2020 - Building a Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce.

In this course, join a dynamic duo --Diane Delaney and Megan Roddie --as they talk about neurodiversity and cybersecurity at IBM.

Different backgrounds, Unique skills, Same Cybersecurity Workforce

This video was originally recorded as part of the December 16, 2020 - Building a Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce.

In this course you will hear Heather Ricciuto moderate a panel of IBM Security IBMers to learn about their diverse journeys and how diversity is essential in a cybersecurity workforce.