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Mentoring Program Aims to Create Israel's Next Leading Cyber Experts

A female Israel Defense Forces  soldier in the J6/C4I Cyber Defense Directorate.

Notable Israeli women in the field of cybersecurity will train high school girls across Israel in that discipline in a new national mentoring program.

Credit: Israel Defense Forces

A national mentoring program in Israel aims to encourage girls currently enrolled in technologically oriented classes in school to pursue positions in the field during and after their military service.

The program stems from a partnership between Cybereason, a leading cyber company in Israel, and 'At', an initiative that works to empower high school girls and encourage technological leadership.

The students will be mentored by notable Israeli women from various technological fields, including cyber experts, engineers, software developers, technical infrastructure managers, and product managers.

'At' will receive support from Cybereason to create a designated cyber program as part of its offerings, which aim to provide girls with tools to achieve mental, economic, and personal independence.

Said Cybereason's Rinat Kapuza, "Today, more than 30% of Cybereason employees are women, mostly working in our technological departments. The aim is of course reaching 50%, the ratio of women in the general population."

From The Jerusalem Post
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