WILMINGTON, Mass., April 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Security Innovation, a pioneer in software security assessment and training solutions, announced that its CEO Ed Adams has was been added to ICMCP board of directors. He will leverage his technology and business experience to drive ICMCP’s mission of achieving a consistent representation of women and minorities in cybersecurity through programs designed to foster recruitment, inclusion, and retention.
On being chosen to be a part of the board of directors, Adams said “The cybersecurity industry is facing a dramatic skills shortage with 3.5 million unfilled jobs projected by 2021. Yet we have many talented women and minorities who seek cybersecurity training mentorship, guidance, and funding. This is the very problems ICMCP addresses head-on. I am honored to be part of the team trying to improve our communities and profession.”
Mr. Adams also serves on the Advisory Council for United Way’s BoSTEM, a cross-sector organization that provides hands-on, high-quality learning opportunities to keep Boston public school students engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects. Additionally, his company runs community Cyber Range hacking events to make security fun and approachable for anyone interested in getting into the security field.
The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) is a non-profit organization launched in 2014 to help bridge the ‘great cyber divide’ that results from the ongoing underrepresentation of minorities and women in the fast-growing field of cybersecurity. The ICMCP tackles this ‘divide’ with scholarship opportunities, technical training programs, innovative outreach, mentoring and networking programs. The ICMCP targets minority and women cybersecurity professionals worldwide and promotes academic and technical excellence in our tradecraft.