Empowering our nation's servicewomen with cutting-edge cybersecurity skills: Bridging the gender gap in the tech industry and fortifying our digital frontlines.

In a rapidly evolving digital age, the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals has never been greater. The Service Woman in Cybersecurity Program is tailored to address the unique needs of military personnel, ensuring a smooth transition from active service to civilian tech roles. By offering intensive ISC2 entry-level courses, along with invaluable mentorship experiences, we aim to equip our servicewomen with the knowledge and confidence to lead in cybersecurity. Spearheaded by leaders like Chief Master Sergeant Denisha Ward Swanigan, whose two decades of cybersecurity leadership stand testament to the potential within our ranks, the program is more than just training—it's a movement.

FREE Cybersecurity Training and Exam! Now for a Limited Time

Members will receive an ISC2 entry level course and
certification while VCSG augments this program with educational and mentorship
opportunities during their active-duty service commitment.

The result will provide a pathway to qualify
for a future civilian career in civilian cybersecurity careers after transition
from the services.

Leading the Service Women in Cybersecurity Program

Recently retired Chief Master Sergeant Denisha Ward Swanigan, the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California. CMSgt Ward’s 20-year career in cybersecurity leadership offers a wealth of experience from cybersecurity operations, compliance, and training for the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) to Senior Advisor to the Wing Commander on the readiness and resilience of 19,500 active duty, and defense contractors at Edwards Airforce Base.Her leadership in this program involves mentoring, advocating for, and empowering US Service Woman pursuing careers in cybersecurity, which is vital for bridging gendergaps in the field.

As we venture into this new era of digital advancement, the threats we face are not only growing in number but also in complexity. A homogenous workforce can no longer suffice to counteract these multifaceted challenges. Diversity, in thought and experience, becomes our most potent weapon. The experiences that our servicewomen bring from their time in the military—leadership, resilience, and a deep sense of duty—are precisely the attributes needed in the dynamic world of cybersecurity.

ISC2’s Certified in Cybersecurity (CC) is a prestigious certification that offers global opportunities in cybersecurity without requiring prior experience. ISC2 is currently offering free training and exams as part of the "One Million Certified in Cybersecurity" initiative, aiming to bridge the cybersecurity workforce gap.

The CC certification encompasses fundamental domains of cybersecurity, such as Security Principles, Business Continuity, and Network Security, preparing aspirants for various roles in cybersecurity. It provides a dynamic platform especially beneficial for IT professionals, career transitioners, and recent graduates.

The CC certification enhances professional credibility, facilitating a career marked by respect and diverse opportunities. It prepares individuals for industry requirements and lays a foundation for pursuing advanced ISC2 certifications like the CISSP, fostering a successful career in cybersecurity.

Veterans Cybersecurity Group (VCSG) and The International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) introduces the Service Women in Cybersecurity Initiative (SWCSi) to support and advance the careers of US Service Women in the cybersecurity field