Standard Chartered Women in CyberSec Programme 2022 for East African Women Professionals

Application Deadline:  19th October 2022.

Applications are now open for 2022 Standard Chartered Women in CyberSec Programme for Women Professionals in Africa.

The Mentorship program targets women residing in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) with a junior working experience seeking entry to the field of cybersecurity. The program will Include Training, fireside chats and one to one mentorship with an experienced individual in the field.

A Cybersecurity Workforce Study (ISC2) found that  Women make up 24% of the cyberwarfare workforce, with even fewer in managerial or senior roles. . This program is designed to shift mentalities and tackle systemic barriers that prevent broader inclusion in cybersecurity, encourage women to take on leadership roles, and promote knowledge sharing of best practices.

This course is Fully Sponsored. But your commitment is require due to the limited number of place and high demand. The program is designed to run for 4 months.

The Eligibility Criteria for Mentees:

  1. Residing in Africa.
  2. Minimum 2-3 years’ junior level experience in any other field and seeking entry into cybersecurity.
  3. Must have a working knowledge of English. Mentoring sessions, classes and webinars will be conducted in English.
  4. A computer and stable internet connection.

The Eligibility Criteria for Mentors:

  1. Must have a background in Cybersecurity (above 5 years working experience).
  2. Must have a working knowledge of English. Mentoring sessions, classes and webinars will be conducted in English.
  3. A computer and stable internet connection.
  4. Commit to 4-month Mentor program, meet the mentee in a virtual setting twice a month.

Program Details

Technical Skills Track

  1. Information Security Introduction and Basics.
  2. Approaches to Managing Cyber Security Risk – NIST Deep Dive.
  3. Continent View – Cyber Security, Capacity Challenges and Measures to Manage.
  4. System Development, Third Parties and Cyber Security.
  5. Cyber Resilience and Incident Management .

Soft Skills Track

  1. The wheel of life (Balance).
  2. Personal Branding & Network.
  3. Interview Skills and CV writing.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Standard Chartered Women in CyberSec Programme 2022

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