In an effort to diversify the cybersecurity talent pool and improve cybersecurity literacy, CYBER.ORG created Project Access, a nationwide effort designed to expand access to cybersecurity education for blind and vision impaired students between the ages of 13-21 who are in pre-employment transition (Pre-ETS). Through the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Cybersecurity Education and Training Assistance Program (CETAP) grant, CYBER.ORG pioneered a series of camps this past summer in Arkansas, Maine, Virginia, and Michigan to introduce blind and vision impaired students to key cybersecurity topics, help them develop cybersecurity skills, and explore the possibility of a career in a growing industry. This is one of CYBER.ORG’s efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in the cybersecurity industry – starting with K-12 students.
To learn more about CYBER.ORG and Project Access or to get involved, visit: www.cyber.org www.cyber.org/events
You can reach Dr. Chuck Gardner, Sr. Director of Government and Non-Profit Engagement for CYBER.ORG at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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