CybHER: A Method for Empowering, Motivating, Educating and Anchoring Girls to a Cybersecurity Career Path

dc.contributor.author Rowland, Pam
dc.contributor.author Podhradsky, Ashley
dc.contributor.author Plucker, Shephanie
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-28T01:55:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-28T01:55:34Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-03
dc.description.abstract There are challenging problems to solve in cybersecurity. We must engage women as an untapped resource in our national effort to protect our country and critical infrastructure. Developing original ways to engage young women serves to address this recognized national need for recruitment through security education at the K-12 and undergraduate level. This would further address the widening gap between the availability and demand for qualified and diverse security professionals. Designing security iterations that are creative, socially relevant, and accessible to an underrepresented population in cybersecurity is a challenge that informs how education and outreach can be performed within other contexts. This research will discuss the CybHER model for engaging and supporting young women in cybersecurity while anchoring them to this field. By providing 5 different interventions, CybHER seeks to empower, motivate, educate, and anchor girls to cybersecurity. Further, existing CybHER outreach activities and lessons will be discussed.
dc.format.extent 9 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2018.470
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-1-9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50358
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Innovative Behavioral IS Security and Privacy Research
dc.subject cybersecurity, design science, education, gender gap, outreach, retention, social media,
dc.title CybHER: A Method for Empowering, Motivating, Educating and Anchoring Girls to a Cybersecurity Career Path
dc.type Conference Paper
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