December 7, 2022

Find Your Tribe

Associations

Cloud Security Association (CSA)

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.

Cyber Security Coalition

The Cyber Security Coalition’s mission is to bolster Belgium’s cyber security resilience by building a strong cyber security ecosystem at national level. They do so by bringing together the skills and expertise of the academic world, the private sector and public authorities on a trust-based platform aimed at fostering information exchange and implementing joint actions.

Cybersecurity Mentoring Hub

Connect with people in cybersecurity, find resources, mentoring, networking, and training opportunities. 

CybHER

CybHER provides resources for women and girls, from middle school through college and into professional careers, with the goal of empowering, motivating, educating, and changing the perception of girls and women in cybersecurity. Its most notable project is GenCyber Girls in CybHER Security Camp —  supported by the NSA and the largest girls-only residential camp in the country.

The Diana Initiative

The Diana Initiative is a non-profit corporation that encourages diversity and supports women who want to pursue a career in information security. The initiative also provides scholarships to three students for its annual conference.

The next conference focused on Women, Diversity, and Inclusion in Information Security: August 4-5, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV.

InfraGard

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector. The InfraGard program provides a vehicle for seamless public-private collaboration with government that expedites the timely exchange of information and promotes mutual learning opportunities relevant to the protection of Critical Infrastructure. With thousands of vetted members nationally, InfraGard’s membership includes business executives, entrepreneurs, military and government officials, computer professionals, academia and state and local law enforcement; each dedicated to contributing industry specific insight and advancing national security.

InfraGard has 79 chapters with more than 62,000 members nationwide helping to protect and defend critical infrastructures. At the chapter level, members meet to discuss threats and other matters that impact their companies. The meetings—led by a local governing board and an FBI agent who serves as InfraGard coordinator—give everyone an opportunity to share experiences and best practices.

FBI News Feeds: https://www.fbi.gov/feeds

ISACA

Formed in 1969, ISACA is a global non-profit that provides practical guidance, benchmarks and effective tools for all enterprises that use information systems. It hosts a Knowledge Center where members can participate in communities, shared interest groups, discussions and document sharing. In addition, its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) is a central location for cybersecurity research, education, guidance and certifications. ISACA has been around for a long time and has a good reputation.

The organization offers certifications in CISA, CGEIT, CRISC and CISM: Certified Information Security Manager. Like CompTIA and CISSP, CISM was named to KnowledgeNet’s list of Top Ten Cyber Security Certifications for 2018.

https://www.isaca.org/resources

https://www.isaca.org/training-and-events

(ISC)²

(ISC)² offers a large number of information security certifications, including SSCP, CAP and CISSP. Members have access to an extensive range of resources, including a job board, e-Symposium, networking and a Chapter Program where peers can share knowledge, exchange resources, collaborate on projects and create new ways to earn CPE credits.

(ISC)²’s banner certification is the globally-recognized CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

CISSP holders work as security managers, directors of security, network architects, security analysts – pretty much anyone in a senior management position. The program covers 10 domains, including access control, network and operations security, governance and risk management, legal issues and more.

ISSA

The Information Systems Security Association International (ISSA) sponsors leadership training, mentoring, and networking programs for all cybersecurity professionals. It has a special interest group for women who strive to enhance their knowledge of cybersecurity as a whole and promotes the involvement of women in the field.

ISSA Education Foundation

Our scholarships support cybersecurity students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

NICCS – National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies

Official website of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) providing access to training and career opportunities.

CISA released the Cyber Career Pathways Tool, which is designed for individuals looking to start a career in cybersecurity, considering a change within the cyber field, college students, managers, and workforce development specialists interested in the cyber ecosystem.

This tool will help individuals identify, build, and navigate a potential cyber career pathway by increasing understanding of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to begin, transition, or advance a cyber career.

Women in Cybersecurity – WiCyS (“We Sis”)

WiCyS is a community of engagement, encouragement and support for women in cybersecurity.

Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is the premier organization with international reach dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring.

Established in 2012 by Dr. Ambareen Siraj of Tennessee Tech University through a National Science Foundation grant, WiCyS is a non-profit organization offering many membership, sponsorship and collaboration benefits.

https://www.wicys.org/scholarships-grants-and-fellowship-awards

Women in Defense (WID)

Incorporated in 1985 and an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), cultivates and supports the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security — including cybersecurity. The WID Annual National Conference features keynote speakers from NASA, NSA, DHS, CyberCom and StratCom.

Women in Security and Privacy (WISP)

WISP promotes the development, advancement, and inclusion of women in the cybersecurity field. WISP’s calendar is an excellent resource providing a list of their own innovative events alongside other women in cyber events, and various security and hacker conferences in the U.S.

Women In Technology (WIT) – Cyber and Technology Special Interest Group (Cyber & Tech SIG)

WIT aims to advance the education and professional opportunities for girls and women in the information security and technology space by focusing on careers, education, networking, and communicating with experts.

Women Leading Privacy

Women Leading Privacy is a space for women cybersecurity professional to give and get career support, to help advance women in the field, and to expand their personal and professional networks

Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC)

WSC is a non-profit for women in cyber. Cyberjutsu sounds like a martial art — and Jiggets is a 10th-degree black belt with credentials that include MBA, CISSP, ECSA, C|EH, SCNP, MCSE, CCNA, SCSA, Network+, and A+. Her organization provides training, networking, mentorship, and a job board.

Women in Cyber Security Middle East

Women in Cyber Security Middle East was formed to promote and increase women’s participation in the field of cybersecurity and build a strong, dependable, and increasing network of passionate female
cyber security professionals in the Middle East and African countries.

Initiatives for Girls

  • Girls4Tech is an educational program created by Mastercard to inspire young girls to pursue STEM careers through a fun, engaging curriculum that includes topics such as encryption, biometrics, fraud detection, and detective work — all of them skills needed for cybersecurity.

  • Girls Go CyberStart Initiative is a fun and interactive series of digital challenges designed to introduce young women to the field of cybersecurity; it encourages high school girls to explore career opportunities in the cybersecurity field as well as join the global cybersecurity community.