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Giving Women in Cybersecurity a Boost

We want to empower and support women in cybersecurity, and help to boost their careers.

Upcoming event: Roads Through Diversity

Join us on May 12 to hear how some powerhouse women started their cybersecurity industry journey.

Welcome to your future

On this page you will find inspirational stories and information on how to boost your cybersecurity career. First up, hear from Shelly Blackburn, Cisco VP of Global Security Systems Engineering on what shaped her career in cybersecurity.

Women in cybersecurity e-book

Our latest e-book, "Lifting Each Other Up: A Celebration of Women in Cybersecurity and Their Advocates," contains inspiring stories of inclusion and support in the cybersecurity industry.

Join our LinkedIn community

Make new connections, network with women in cybersecurity, and get the support you need.

Connecting Women in Cybersecurity event

Watch the on-demand recording of our celebratory launch event and learn more about our community.

Inspirational stories

Corien works in cybersecurity sales and helps our partners understand Cisco's cybersecurity approach.

Burcu is a security systems engineering manager who helps our customers select and design the best security approach to meet their business goals.

Hazel works in our global security product marketing team, writing thought leadership reports and hosting our Security Stories podcast.

Cisco Careers

Begin your journey. Search open opportunities to put your skills and career goals to work for you and Cisco.

Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy can help those who want a future in the fast-growing digital economy. Cybersecurity is a key area of IT where we are actively looking for new talent. Take a look at the free introductory cybersecurity courses to get started on your journey. 

11 resources to help you start in cybersecurity

Infosec professionals are in hot demand. So how can someone with no technical experience get started in the cybersecurity industry?

Podcast: Hear from pioneering leaders

The Security Stories podcast features interviews with a diverse range of guests, each sharing their experiences for the benefit of others in the industry.