We Are SEIDEA
We exist to diversify the cyber-security industry globally.
Seidea is a career development platform with a social mission of diversifying the cybersecurity industry. We support over 600+ Black and Minority Ethnic women around the globe in their entry into the cybersecurity field through online courses and virtual internships. We partner with industry leaders to redefine the talent pipeline, support intentional, strategic, and impactful diversity and inclusion programs, and create internship pathways within companies.
Since we got established in 2019, we have been able to achieve the following:
🔴 Taught 65 BME Girls Coding
🔴 Recorded 15 Security Awareness Podcast Episodes ( Seipod)
🔴 Organised 16 Events on Cybersecurity Skills Training and Careers
🔴 Facilited 8 Virtual Mentorship
Seidea partners with industry leaders to redefine the talent pipeline, support intentional, strategic, and impactful diversity and inclusion programs, and create internship pathways within companies.
We believe that education is a basic human right. All people should be able to access quality cybersecurity education that leads to the advancement of their careers and their earning power. This value informs absolutely everything we do as an organisation.
A report by Cybersecurity Ventures states that women make up 20 percent of the cybersecurity workforce, while an (ISC)2 study using different criteria pegs the number slightly higher at 24 percent. Even though the percentage of women in cybersecurity has increased since 2013 — when women represented just 11 percent of the industry workforce — there is clearly still a gender gap. In the UK, women make up 15% of the industry, while minorities make up 16%. This shows a clear lack of diversity within the cybersecurity industry in both the UK and abroad.