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Cyber Diversity & Inclusion Summit 2021


The Power of Diversity: Solving Cybersecurity’s Global Challenges

Cambridge College’s 2021 Annual Cyber Diversity & Inclusion Summit’s theme, The Power of Diversity: Solving Cybersecurity’s Global Challenges, will highlight the challenge of diversity and the talent pipeline. In collaboration with the National Security Institute and their distinguished leadership, the Summit will also focus on recruiting, advancing and retaining diverse talent in corporate environments that are often not set up for women and people-of-color to succeed. Monthly presentations, focused on the Summit theme, will follow.

This year we will deliver a multi-event Summit that launches on October 19th in support of Governor Charlie Baker’s Annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The Summit will feature industry experts, Corey Thomas, Chairman & CEO of Rapid7 and Stephanie Brown, Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion at Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts, who will discuss cybersecurity and talent development.  

The documented talent pipeline shortage in the tech industry has led to an estimated one million jobs in the US having going unfilled in 2020, with many companies at a loss regarding how to address these gaps.  The sad truth is that this is further exacerbated by the glaring omission of women and people of color. Of the total number of professionals in the sector Blacks represent 7.9%, Hispanics 6.8% and women only 25%. 

In addition to Cambridge College’s cybersecurity certificate and degree programs, another initiative recently launched by the College, the CyberSummer Academy, seeks to ensure pathways to critical college level experiences for K-12 youth.  By collaborating with industry and school partners our goal is to nurture, inspire and infuse diverse representation into the tech talent pipeline at the earliest points possible.


Please join us for the kick-off event of the series, October 19th from 4:00pm-5:00pm

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Cyber Diversity & Inclusion Summit Details

Title: The Power of Diversity: Solving Cybersecurity’s Global Challenges

Venue: Virtual Presentations

Dates: Monthly episodes which kickoff on October 19th as part of Governor Baker’s Cyber Awareness Month

Presentation Topics

  • Securing and Solving the Talent Gap
  • Confronting National Security Threats
  • Defending Against Insider Threat
  • Ensuring Security in Financial Transactions  

Invited Speakers, include but are not limited to:

  • Corey Thomas, Chairman & CEO, Rapid7
  • Stephanie Browne, Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts
  • Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
  • Jamil Jaffer, Founder and Executive Director,  National Security Institute
  • Steven Wright, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston


RSVP for kick-off


To learn more about the event, our programs, and ways to participate, please contact Alex Morr at