Working to build workforce capacity, advance and retain women in cybersecurity. Support diversity and inclusion in the industry while strengthening Canada's national and economic security.
The goal of the program is to challenge Canadian organizations to increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplace, while highlighting the benefits of giving all Canadians a seat at the table. The government has always believed in seeking the best available advice when making decisions.
The challenge encourages #CdnBusinesses to commit to these two aspirational targets for their boards and senior management:
The 50 – 30 Challenge asks that organizations aspire to two goals:
Since 2018, the mission of the Women CyberSecurity Society is to advance and retain women and marginalized groups in cybersecurity for a more diverse and inclusive industry.
In Canada, women make up only 10% of the cybersecurity workforce and 50% of women in Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) drop out within the first four years of their career. However, you can support a more inclusive and diverse community by signing our petition to recognize women in cybersecurity.
The Women CyberSecurity Society (WCS2) is proud to be partnering with the Government of Canada to participate in the 50-30 Diversity Challenge which aims to increase the representation of under-represented groups on boards and in senior management positions. We are doing our part to increase diversity and inclusion through International Women in Cyber Day.
The Women CyberSecurity Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Keavy Murphy as an Advisory Board Member and Director, Community Outreach & Engagement.
Keavy is passionate about helping others and comes from a nonprofit background. She worked to strengthen communities and improve the lives of those in need. Reach out to Keavy regarding any opportunities or needs within the community.
The Women CyberSecurity Society (WCS2) is proud to announce a new partnership with the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX) which is a collaboration forum and hub which provides cyber professionals an opportunity to share new threats and campaigns hitting Canadian organizations.
As community partners, we look forward to collaborating to #TipTheScale for women and marginalized groups within the cybersecurity industry. #IWCD2020 #womenincyberday #recruit #retrain #retain
It is with pleasure we announce a new partnership with the Mosse Cybersecurity Institute which allows us to provide advanced online training to our professional members. One of three platforms that allows novices and advanced members of the community to learn new
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WCS2 now offers verified badges to members of our community that sign up for membership, partner with us, complete training, donate and more. Get your badge today by signing up using the promo code below.
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Our Professional Membership offers many benefits throughout the year which now includes access to three online digital platforms to begin and advance your cybersecurity career.
Are you a woman working in cybersecurity?
Are you interested in a cybersecurity career?
Would you like to learn more about the industry?
Does your organization support increased diversity within the industry?
Do you live in Canada?
Do you support women in STEM?
Are you a woman based organization?
Do you need support to advance your career?
Have you experienced bias?
Have you been harassassed or bullied?
Are you a male advocate?
If any of these statements resonate, you should support the International Women in Cyber Day (IWCD) petition for Canada to recognize September 1st as IWCD.