July 15, 2020 (Charlotte, North Carolina) – Project Cyber partnered with Bank of America and Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization whose mission is to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does, to host a virtual cybersecurity activity for the participants of the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Specifically, two groups of rising 10 – 12 graders – totaling 60 girls – were exposed to a day in the life of a cybersecurity professional racing against time to find a corporate “insider.” The girls were provided the activity in advance of the session, and Project Cyber team members spent time during the virtual session to review the results of the activity, the girls’ approach in “solving the crime,” and key cybersecurity learnings from the activity. Additionally, the participants had the opportunity to ask Project Cyber team members a variety of questions ranging from career opportunities to the day in the life of a cybersecurity professional.
It was wonderful to see the level of engagement and interest, and we were pleased to find out after the session that our activity was voted “class favorite” of the week! Thank you to Bank of America and Girls Who Code for the opportunity, and we look forward to partnerships in the future!