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INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

Diversity Special Interest Group

This international Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to serve as a nexus where academia and industry converge. It aims to provide opportunities for shared innovation, knowledge exchange, practice exchange, and transformative collaboration. 

About the Diversity Special Interest Group (SIG)

The Diversity SIG explores issues related to diversity in cyber education, shaped by a wide range of factors including, but not limited to:

  • Fundamental rights and principles of equality.

  • Barriers to entry – structural, cognitive, attitudinal.

  • Diversity and career lifecycle dynamics.

  • Intersectional factors – ethnicity, gender, socio-economics, neurodiversity, disability.

  • Geographical distribution of resources.

  • Assessment of what works.

  • Creating demand and spotting talent.

  • Champions, role models, mentors, coaches, parents, teachers, careers advisers.

  • Marketing and messaging.

  • Recruitment of unicorns/people in our own image.

Connect, Empower & Innovate

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How to get involved!

New Diversity SIG collaborators are very welcome. Here are some suggestions for how collaborators can get involved: 

  • Attend events and meetings

  • Contribute to discussions

  • Present or facilitate sessions

  • Collaborate on projects

  • Share resources and good practice

  • Provide feedback and suggestions

  • Promote the group

Benefits of getting involved!

There are many benefits to participating in an international SIG. Examples include: 

  • Networking opportunities

  • Professional development opportunities

  • Knowledge and practice sharing

  • Collaboration and partnership

  • Advocacy and influence

  • Recognition and visibility

  • Access to resources

  • Personal growth

  • Altruism (community and support)

  • Career advancement evidence

Who can join the Diversity Special Interest Group?

This SIG is open to international participants who have an interest. For example: 

  • Academics, educators and administrators from schools, colleges, and universities.

  • Government officials and policymakers involved in cybersecurity education initiatives.

  • Industry professionals in cyber security, and related fields.

  • Students, graduates and career changers interested in pursuing careers in cyber security.

Become an international Diversity SIG Collaborator

Complete this form to opt in to receive updates about the International Diversity Special Interest Group and become a Diversity SIG international collaborator.
(N.B. This is separate to our general mailing list) 

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