Black Women in Cybersecurity

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Welcome to the Future of Education, Entrepreneurship, and Equity in Cyber. 

OHUB, Second Muse Foundation, and The Links, Incorporated join forces to advance Black women in Cybersecurity.

In partnership with SecondMuse Foundation,  The Links, Incorporated, and IBM Skillsbuild, Opportunity Hub has launched a new initiative to promote gender and racial equity in tech by working to increase the number and proportion of women of color in in-demand fields with a special on Cybersecurity. 

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This is your gateway into the exciting world of new technology careers and ventures, where you can further your career goals, build new wealth, and help advance gender and racial equity in the future of work. Join the Fourth Industrial Revolution!


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Early Learning Path 


The OHUB’s Introduction to Cybersecurity Essentials Certification provided by IBM Skillsbuild is an excellent way to gain a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity principles, objectives, and practices. This 8-level training program comprises a broad selection of self-paced courses, as well as interactive exercises that allow you to put your new knowledge into practice. You’ll learn about the most crucial cybersecurity topics and how to protect yourself from digital threats – all so you can confidently pursue a career in this growing field. Credentials earned through this training are highly respected by employers, so completing the program can help you take your career to the next level!

Cybersecurity Awareness Certificate

This certification program is designed to help individuals learn about today’s most common cyberthreats and how to protect their information. The program consists of a series of lessons and quizzes that must be successfully completed in order to earn the NSE 1, NSE 2, and NSE 3 Certifications.

Cybersecurity Technical Application

The NSE 4 exam focuses on day-to-day operations, while the NSE 5 and 6 exams focus on network security management and analytics. The number of exams required varies by level—the higher the level, the more comprehensive the skills tested.

Cybersecurity Advanced Certification

The NSE 8 Fortinet Network Security Expert designation identifies your comprehensive and expert knowledge of network security design, configuration, and troubleshooting for complex networks.

Immersive Learning Paths 

The skills, knowledge, and experience you gain from simulated real-world scenarios, individual, and group live-environment labs will set you apart from the competition and prepare you for longterm success in your career. Give yourself the advantage of having true “in the trenches” experience that employers are looking for.

Cybersecurity Certificate

Pivot Tech School provides an immersive, hands-on learning experience that will prepare you for exciting careers in Data Analytics, Software Development, and Cybersecurity. Our 20-week cohort-based program will challenge you and provide the skills you need to enter these rapidly-growing fields. Join us today to begin your journey into the world of technology!

High Growth Company Building

Led by industry experts and serial entrepreneurs, earners of the High-Growth Company Building Certificate have completed five sessions designed to help master complex concepts and navigate from idea to product to revenue. Learners of this badge are competent in foundational skills including, customer and product development, pricing, business model optimization, market validation, and fundraising.

BTEI Certification

Black Technology Ecosystem Investors Certificate Program is a nine-lecture, comprehensive asynchronous virtual training on the tactics, nuances, and strategies required to become an investor in Black high-growth technology startups, venture funds, ecosystems and beyond. It is uniquely designed for current or aspiring investors as well as high-net-worth individuals, who want to invest through the lens of racial equity and support Black founders and Black-founded companies with their investment dollars. 

   Take advantage of exciting opportunities in Cybersecurity

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Join the Black Women in Cyber Initiative!

Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is not optional.  It must be a top priority to prepare for new economic promise. To do this, you need to gain competitive skills, build businesses, and learn how to invest to truly begin future-proofing your access to opportunities.

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