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 700+ 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 17 Events on Cybersecurity Skills Training and Careers
🔴 Facilited 13 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 offer coaching packages tailored for recent graduates and those who are transitioning into Cybersecurity. We understand that sometimes extra help is needed to help you navigate into the industry. We will be launching our CV/Resume and LinkedIn services in March 2021, sign up for our newsletter to get first access.
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.