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The Double-Edged Sword of Free Cybersecurity Training


July, 2023

Author: Dr. Safi Mojidi, D.Sc. is a socially motivated thought leader, and cybersecurity researcher and who has led data security and privacy programs for Slack, Salesforce, NASA, the Department of Defense, and the Office of the Vice President. He is founder of Hacking the Workforce and is a New America #SharetheMic Fellow.

What is PIT?

What is PIT-UN?

5 Keys to Institutionalizing PIT

Free cybersecurity training programs have grown in popularity, but often overpromise and underdeliver. For people from marginalized communities looking to break into this fast-growing industry, free trainings can actually leave them worse off than when they started. 

Dr. Safi Mojidi discusses inequities in the free cybersecurity training landscape, and articulates best practices for creating courses that actually serve the needs of low-income, people of color and LGBTQ+ learners.

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