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Exabeam, a supplier of next-gen SIEM and XDR, announced the launch of Exabeam Cyberversity, to provide an interactive learning experience that’s meant to encourage diversity and produce the next cybersecurity specialists to bolster the industry.

Participants (students included), recent graduates, and those curious about a career in cybersecurity will receive instruction from industry professionals with experience in the field.

The US Department of Labor released a report in August 2021 saying that there are approximately 1 million more job opportunities than people looking to work in the country, which is visible in the cybersecurity profession.

Diversity issues

The industry doesn’t just need more experts but also more diverse participants. Women only make up about 14% of the IT security ranks, despite being 51% of the US population. Minority groups still don’t get opportunities to be in senior roles.

Michael DeCesare, the CEO and President of Exabeam said that the company would like to solve two problems; It wants to get people interested in a cybersecurity career and ensure minorities get opportunities to be represented in the industry.

DeCesare said the company is investing in the next generation of cybersecurity professionals through Cyberversity and its other scholarship programs. The CEO added that the company wants to raise awareness and create opportunities to address the talent deficit, bring other perspectives to the industry and ensure that organizations are defended well against the rising tide of sophisticated cybercrime.

Defenders of the future

Exabeam Cyberversity allows attendees to interact with Exabeam’s best engineering, product, and customers success experts, as well as leading cybersecurity experts from the company’s broader community (customers and partners included).

Topics covered will include career expectations, job hunting methods, identification of technical and non-technical opportunities today, and more. The Cyberversity starts October 13 at 4 p.m. (PT), followed by additional events on October 28 at 3:00 p.m. (PT), and Nov. 8, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (PT).

Go here to find out more and register.