Inclusive Cyber Talent
The Inclusive Cyber project empowers underrepresented talent from overlooked and atypical backgrounds to break into cybersecurity, to build a cyber talent pipeline as diverse as the cyber challenges we will face. We do this through our award-winning workshops and transferable skills toolkit, that are specifically tailored to university students from non-STEM backgrounds (e.g., Fine Arts, English Literature) to help them carve their pathways to cyber. The project was founded in Montreal, and is localised in London and Kigali.
Find out more about the project through:
Salesforce interview on project
WEF Agenda article on project
WEF Centre for Cyber Security article
United Nations Girls in ICT Day interview on project
Canadian Security Magazine article
- Cyber recruitment statistics in Rwanda showcasing upward trend in more holistic recruitment from different education backgrounds;
- Rwanda’s cybersecurity education programs open applications to students who do not come from an IT background. (e.g., eliminating a Bachelor in Computer Science as a prerequisite to a Master in Cybersecurity);
- Education programmes from various non-IT disciplines start to raise awareness about cybersecurity as a potential career path for their students through cross registrations, speaker panels, Career Planning Services advertisements, networking events etc.;
- Recruitment culture change: cybersecurity job advertisement descriptions begin to be written with less narrow technological focus, instead favouring a balanced mix of analytical and soft skills, and the keen interest to upskill and cross-skill; and
- Cyber companies instituting robust on-the-job learning and training programmes to meet the ever-evolving cyber field rather than relying on pre-existing technical knowledge.