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IDG Contributor Network: Security's way to attract a girl

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Oct 17, 2016.

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    There are some days when I feel grateful to have landed my dream job as a writer, but there have been few days over the past 20 or so months that I haven't missed being in the classroom.

    Friday was one of those difficult days that gave me pause and made me think that perhaps the teacher in me is still hopeful she might some day make a comeback.

    I was invited to attend an event at IBM's Watson Health as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and it was the first time that I, as a journalist, sat watching students engage in the learning process.

    Approximately 20 eighth grade girls from the Curley School of Jamaica Plain, accompanied by their teacher Alissa Ferro, gathered around a conference table at IBM's office in Cambridge to learn what a career in cybersecurity can look like for them.

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