November 10, 2022

CyberVista Partners With BlackGirlsHack To Help Black Women Excel In Cybersecurity

The training development company, CyberVista, has announced its new partnership with the not-for-profit organization BlackGirlsHack (BGH Foundation). 

What is BlackGirlsHack? 

The BGH Foundation, founded by Tennisha Martin, aims to provide Black women and girls with the resources, mentorship, and resources needed to succeed within the cyber sector. The non-profit organization’s mission is to empower Black women to break into an industry that lacks diverse representation by supplying them with the essential training resources they need. 

BlackGirlsHack does not only advocate for diversity within the cyber security space, but they also use their resources to empower Black women to break barriers which is why their partnership with CyberVista couldn’t have come at a better time. 

“There is a critical shortage of Black women in the cybersecurity industry. BlackGirlsHack’s mission is to bridge this gap by creating a source of share knowledge and resources that can enable Black girls and women to break barriers,” said Martin, Founder, and Executive Director, BlackGirlsHack. 

CyberVista’s Partnership With BlackGirlsHack 

BlackGirlsHack’s collaboration with CyberVista goes hand-in-hand with the organization’s goal to close the skills gap in cybersecurity. 

The partnership will provide women on the course with personalized training programs in computing, networking, and inventory management.

Not only with the material give women the opportunity to break into the industry from foundation to expert level, but it will also provide them with basic knowledge on common cyber-attacks and defensive techniques. 

“We are excited to partner with CyberVista, an organization recognized for making inroads to eliminate the skills gap. The resources they are providing our members will help us open the doors for more Black female professionals in cybersecurity for today and tomorrow,” added Simone Petrella, CEO of CyberVista. 

“We support organizations that invest in their communities by elevating STEM education that will enable a better and more diverse cybersecurity workforce.” 

Kumba Kpakima

Kumba Kpakima is a reporter at POCIT. A documentary about the knife crime epidemic in the UK got her a nomination for the UK's #30toWatch Young Journalists of the Year.