Seventh Cybersecurity Mentorship Program Welcomes 11 New Companies &
2 New Organizations
Program has supported 215 diverse students from 39 schools statewide
Since the fall of 2020, the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Mentorship Program has supported 215 diverse students from 39 schools across the Commonwealth, connecting them with professional mentors to discuss cybersecurity careers and work together on a cyber-related project.
The fall 2023 cohort is the seventh session of the program over the past four years, helping to grow and foster diversity in the cybersecurity workforce in Massachusetts, a critical issue for the sector. In addition to the work with their mentor, students also participate virtually in career panels.
The program has welcomed 91 mentors from 55 companies over the seven sessions. The eleven new mentor companies that were added to the program this fall are Advanced Energy, Advansappz, Advisor360, Allstate Identity Protection, Cape Cod Healthcare, Cybertrust Massachusetts, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Insulet Corporation, Raytheon Technologies, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and Zscaler.
Two new organizations, Merrimack College and Per Scholas had student mentee participants to bring the total number of participating organizations to 39, representing higher ed and training organizations across the state.
The full list of organizations and schools that have participated in the program, along with details on how to become a mentor or mentee, can be found here.