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Pledge to

Champion inclusion & greater diversity in security.

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How to do this

Complete these steps by February 20

  1. 1

    Write down, on a piece of paper, or an IN Security card or poster why you're making your pledge. Be as specific as possible. Think about why this really matters to you.

  2. 2

    Write down what action/s you're going to take when you pledge.

    In case you're stuck here are a few ideas.

    You may want to volunteer at a school, college or university and help educate the educators.

    You may want to invest in someone and help them exceed in their career by becoming their mentor or sponsor, or by offering feedback (when asked), or getting them training or coaching.

    You may want to ensure someone is heard during meetings or given credit for their ideas and work.

    You may want to tackle any bias or unfairness you witness in the workplace by speaking up and calling it out.

    If you're responsible for hiring, you may want to implement more effective recruitment processes, like the ones recommended in the book, IN Security, see http://cybersecuritycapital.com/community/in-secu...

    If you're invited to speak at an event or on a panel you may want to decline opportunities unless you see more diversity and inclusion.

    If you're an event organiser you may choose to book a speaker on this topic, or contact us about how you can publicise your diversity and inclusion efforts by using an IN Security gold, silver or bronze badge.

    If you work for the media, you may want to ensure there's greater diversity of thinking and thought leadership in your publications and programmes.

    If you're a minority, you may decide it's time to raise your profile, share your stories, go for an award, become a role model or advocate for other minorities in cybersecurity, or to speak at events, or speak up during meetings, or if you're subjected to bias in the workplace.

    If you're not a minority, you may want to learn more about discrimination in the workplace and unconscious bias by reading more books on the subject or attending events.

  3. 3

    Decide whether you want to share the action/s you've pledged.

    If you do, you can just tell someone, or if you've written them down on a piece of paper or IN Security card you can just swap them with another person.

    Alternatively, you can publicise your pledge online via social media. Some people like to photograph themselves with their IN Security pledge card or poster, or at an IN Security event. If you're like them, use the hashtag #INSecurityPledge.

How this will help

Your voice and actions matter.

In 2017, the IN Security movement was launched with the publication of the book, IN SECURITY: how a failure to attract and retain women in cybersecurity is making us...

Your voice and actions matter.

In 2017, the IN Security movement was launched with the publication of the book, IN SECURITY: how a failure to attract and retain women in cybersecurity is making us all less safe. The movement and book came at a turning point for the cybersecurity industry, as cyber attacks increased, groupthink reigned, and a skills issue loomed.

The book called for several actions, one of which was to pledge. We believe taking a pledge is an important step to affecting change but only if there's clarity about why you're doing it, and a means for it to be measured. This site enables us to do that. Please take action now and pledge your support for being in security, greater diversity and inclusion.

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