Jane Frankland
Jane Frankland campaign leader

The IN Security movement has started and the book is out! So, if you'd like to lead the way for all diversity in cyber security and be part of a movement that identifies, develops and retains talent regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio- economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies, we want your help.

All you have to do is:

1. Take the pledge now.
2. Invite your cyber security friends and colleagues to do the same.
3. Share it on social media.

How to Pledge.

There are various ways to pledge but here's how I recommend you do it.

Step 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.

Step 2. Write down your Pledge Statement and what action/s you're going to take. For example, it could be to invest in someone's training and development via mentoring, coaching, or training sessions. Or, to help with their career advancement, achievement, or success by becoming a sponsor or offering constructive feedback. Or, to ensure they're heard during meetings, get equal "air-time", or that they're given credit for their ideas and work. Or, to tackle any bias and inequality you witness by speaking up if you witness it.

If you're responsible for hiring, you can implement more effective recruitment processes, like the ones recommended in IN Security. If you're a woman, you may also decide it's time to raise your profile, share your stories, go for an award, become a role model or advocate for other women in security, or to speak at events, or during a meeting, or if you're subjected to bias in the workplace.

Step 3. Decide if you want to share the action/s you've pledged. If you do, you can just tell a friend or colleague, or swap the actions you've written down. Alternatively, you can publicise your pledge to a group or network or online, via social media platforms.

Whatever you choose, please share that you've pledged with others. If you've gone public, over social media, remember to use the hashtag #INSecurityMovement, or #INSecurityPledge, or #INSecurityAmbassador. Our Instagram account is - instagram.com/insecuritymovement. You can add photos, drawings and videos there, or elsewhere. Some people like to photograph themselves with their pledge poster, too or at an IN Security event, or even do a video.

If you're an event organisation, or corporation and want to do more, email me at [email protected].

Finally, have some fun with this.

Thank you, once again for pledging. Your contribution and commitment is helping to change things for the better in security.

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