Black History Month is a time to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Black Americans throughout history and to acknowledge the ongoing struggle for equality and justice. At Cyberwarrior, we are proud to recognize and honor the achievements and contributions of Black Americans in the cybersecurity industry.
Throughout history, Black Americans have made significant contributions to society in various fields such as art, literature, music, sports, science, and more. The cybersecurity industry is no exception, with many Black Americans possessing the technical skills and problem-solving abilities required for success in this field. However, due to systemic barriers and limited access to resources and opportunities, African Americans are often underrepresented in the cybersecurity workforce.
We celebrate the accomplishments of individuals like Parisa Tabriz, known as the “Director of Engineering” at Google, who is responsible for managing the company’s security engineering efforts and has helped to improve security for Google’s products while increasing diversity in the field of cybersecurity. We also recognize Rodney Sadler, a cybersecurity expert and professor at Union Presbyterian Seminary, who is dedicated to increasing diversity in the field and is a strong advocate for closing the skills gap. Sadler has created programs to educate and train individuals from underrepresented communities in the field of cybersecurity.
It is crucial for companies, organizations, and educational institutions to actively support and invest in initiatives that promote diversity in cybersecurity, including offering mentorship programs, scholarships, and training programs for underrepresented groups. This will help to break down barriers and create more opportunities for African Americans to enter the field.
At Cyberwarrior, we use this time to raise awareness of the ongoing struggle for racial equality and justice and celebrate the important contributions of the African-American community to cybersecurity, past, present, and future.
Join us in our virtual event on February 23rd at 12 PM EST to celebrate their vital role in the industry. Together, we can recognize and honor Black achievements and contributions, raise awareness of ongoing inequalities and injustices, and work towards a more diverse and inclusive cybersecurity industry.