Facilitated Virtual Focus Groups on Diversifying the Cybersecurity Workforce
Cybersecurity Skills Journal (CSJ) invites practitioners, scholars, and educators to share your expertise and experience by participating in virtual focus groups on specific challenges and persistent problems related to issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the cybersecurity workforce.
Focus groups will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022 and will run between 90 and 120 minutes, with sessions starting at 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM (Eastern). Conversations will be recorded and the transcripts published in a Special Issue of the Cybersecurity Skills Journal. Participants in the event will receive an electronic copy of the Special Issue in the first quarter of 2022.
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Actionable items leading to measurable increases in cybersecurity diversity
Facilitator: Ahmed Ibrahim and colleagues, University of Pittsburgh
How to manage (online) meetings across a diverse multicultural environment
Facilitator: Dana Winner, Msc, Women in Cyber Security Middle East (WiCSME)
Seeking to develop a K12 cybersecurity education ecosystem by infusing cyber curriculum in non-technical K-12 courses
Facilitator: Loyce Pailen, CISSP, University of Maryland Global Campus
Including Students with Disabilities in Cybersecurity Workforce
Facilitator: Chuck Gardner, Cyber Innovation Center and Cyber.org
Neurodiversity and the road to Neuroinclusivity
Facilitator: Jack Sussmilch, CISSP, CSSLP, CCSP, 460degrees