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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Cybersecurity Resources

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Two values from the NICE Strategic Plan are: Model Inclusion, advocating and enabling engagement of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and with varying viewpoints and Share and Leverage Resources to support community-developed approaches and solutions. The list below aims to support these values by documenting activities that focus on providing opportunities and resources to underrepresented groups. 

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Do you know of other resources which focus on DEIA cybersecurity resources that should be added to this list? Send the name, mission, and URL of the resource to nice [at] (nice[at]nist[dot]gov)


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Accessible and Inclusive Security Advocates

This group is designed to advocate for the field of Information / Cyber Security to become Accessible and Inclusive. As a part of our advocacy, anyone can join this group as all of the information that will be shared in this group can help you advocate for Accessible and Inclusive Security where you work for and or the security/cybersecurity software vendors you currently are using or ones you are looking at. This group was directly influenced by the research around Accessible and Inclusive Security that has been done to date and the current research that is happening around the world. Those research papers and more will be linked here. If there is research you do not see and are willing to share, please feel free to post it here.



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Bethel School of Technology

Bethel School of Technology is set out to build a faith-based tech school — the first of its kind — that would equip believers with the most in-demand and hirable technology skills. Learn more about the Cybersecurity Program



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Black Girls Code

Black Girls Code builds pathways for young women of color to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders and creators by introducing them to skills in computer programming and technology. 



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Blacks in Cybersecurity

Blacks In Cybersecurity™ is a meetup group and conference series to help highlight and elevate the Black community in Cybersecurity.


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Consortium Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities & Research Program

The program’s main objective is to develop future cybersecurity experts with the support of the Consortium’s K-20 education pipeline within the Virgin Islands. UVI has become one of seventeen HBCU partners in the K-20 Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program. 



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Cyberjutsu focuses on empowering women to succeed in the cybersecurity industry. WSC’s mission is to advance women in cybersecurity careers by providing programs and partnerships that promote hands-on training, networking, education, mentoring, resource-sharing and other professional opportunities.



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To improve the socio-economic well-being of girls and women living in underserved communities in Africa and contribute to fighting poverty & cybercrime, cybersecurity skills shortage, and gender disparity in the tech industry (particularly cybersecurity niche); as well as fighting unemployment/underemployment.


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Cyversity’s mission is to achieve the consistent representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the cybersecurity industry through programs designed to diversify, educate, and empower.



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Diversifying the Cybersecurity Workforce

The Diversifying the Cybersecurity Workforce Group is a national network of employers, educators, practitioners, policy developers, and researchers who seek to broaden participation in the cybersecurity workforce.


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Girls4Tech connects the foundations of their business to STEM principles through inquiry-based activities and real-world challenges. Through Girls4Tech, your child will have the opportunity to play the role of several Mastercard STEM professionals.



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ISC2 DEI Resource Center

The program is designed to foster more dialogue and understanding about DEI issues. This resource center hosts a broad range of downloadable content that can serve as your toolkit for auditing, building and measuring DEI initiatives within your own organization.



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Latinas in Cyber

Latinas in Cyber (LAIC) is the first United States (U.S.) based membership organization created by Latina cybersecurity professionals offering a community of mentorship, networking, support and representation. LAIC's vision is to build an inclusive and equitable community for Latinas focused on development, empowerment, and leadership within cybersecurity.



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Minorities in Cybersecurity (MiC)

The vision for Minorities in Cybersecurity is to provide a community for underrepresented talent where they can find much needed leadership development and training opportunities to assist them on their cybersecurity career journey.


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Raices Cyber Organization

RaicesCyberOrg’s mission is to encourage greater representation in the field of Cyber / Cybersecurity to erase the 4% gap in representation for Hispanics/ Latinos through education, support and mentorship.


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Somos.Tech is a nonprofit for tech professionals, aspiring tech professionals, and allies advancing the Hispanic and Latinx community. They provide networking opportunities, resources, mentorship, and a sense of community.


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WiCyS - Women in Cybersecurity

WiCyS’s mission is to help build a strong gender-diverse cybersecurity workforce by facilitating recruitment, retention and advancement for women in the field.


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WOMCY - LATAM Women in Cybersecurity

A non-profit organization made up of women with a focus on the development of Cybersecurity. 


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Chesapeake Student Recruitment, Early Advisement, and Mentoring (C-StREAM) Program

The Chesapeake Research Consortium's (CRC) Chesapeake Student Recruitment, Early Advisement, and Mentoring (C-StREAM) program is focused on recruiting, advising, and mentoring college students from populations who have been historically excluded from the environmental field and are underrepresented in environmental research and management professions. Cybersecurity career seekers encouraged to apply. 


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Intelligence and Cybersecurity Diversity Fellowship Program

The Intelligence and Cybersecurity Diversity Fellowship Program is designed to help DHS recruit, retain, and reward the best and brightest in the fields of intelligence or cybersecurity. The program provides qualified students opportunities to work alongside highly skilled intelligence or cybersecurity professionals at DHS, gain hands-on technical experience, interact with experts and peers at professional development events and expand their professional network at national conferences.



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NOAA Coastal Fellowships

Our office is committed to making coastal fellowships accessible to all interested and eligible candidates, allowing all fellows to be comfortable in their identities and participate fully in their fellowships, and removing barriers to becoming part of the next generation of coastal leaders. Cybersecurity career seekers encouraged to apply. 


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NOAA Sea Grant Fellowships

Sea Grant has many reputable fellowships specifically for graduate students that focus on professional development in budding careers for a variety of marine topics. Cybersecurity career seekers encouraged to apply. 


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Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

The WRP connects federal and select private-sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities eager to demonstrate their skills and abilities in the workplace through internships and permanent jobs.



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Haiku Inc.

Haiku Inc. is dedicated to creating video games that provide engaging and effective training in real-world cyber security skills. Haiku Inc. mission is to make these games accessible to all individuals, regardless of their background or experience in the field, by significantly lowering the barriers to entry and creating an inclusive environment that welcomes all groups of humans.


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NPower's mission is to move people from poverty to the middle class through tech skills training and quality job placement. NPower creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities.


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SANS Cyber Diversity Academy

SANS Cyber Diversity Academy (CDA) is an all-inclusive program focused on women and minorities of Black, Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Asian Pacific, Asian Indian, or sub-Saharan backgrounds, who are career changers with a high aptitude and passion for cybersecurity. The CDA is a fast-track, intensive program, and students are expected the time required to complete the program will vary by student.


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SANS HBCU Cyber Academy

The SANS - HBCU Cyber Academy provides talented scholars from Historically Black Colleges and Universities with free access to industry-leading cybersecurity training and certifications. Through this program, SANS hopes to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cyber security workforce of today and the future.

SANS Women's Immersion Academy

The SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy is an intensive, accelerated training program that provides SANS world-class training and GIAC certifications to quickly and effectively launch careers in cybersecurity. SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academies are 100% scholarship-based, at no cost to participants.


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Women in Apprenticeship & Non-Traditional Occupations (WANTO) Technical Assistance Grant Program

WANTO grants support women’s participation in fields in which they have traditionally been underrepresented, such as finance, technology, construction, manufacturing, energy and transportation. A portion of the grants will provide support services such as childcare, transportation, tuition and work-related gear.


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ISACA Chicago Chapter and ISACA’s foundation

ISACA Chicago Chapter and ISACA’s foundation, One In Tech offers an academic scholarship focused on cybersecurity-related studies. They will award a $2,000 USD academic scholarship for tuition to three undergraduate and three graduate students who meet a certain criterion. Awardees will also receive a Career Building Bundle including free one-year ISACA student membership, ISACA course, mentoring, and more!



The Inclusive Hiring Kit

 The purpose of this Inclusive Hiring Kit is to highlight and recommend best practices for applying an inclusivity lens to each step of the hiring process

Created March 31, 2023, Updated December 18, 2023