Why Choose Us?
According to Cybersecurity Ventures, women only hold 25% of cybersecurity jobs globally and 17% of cybersecurity executive leaderships jobs. This shows a lack of diversity in the cybersecurity workforce. Research also states that girls deselect from computer science and other tech fields starting in middle school. Girls Learn Cyber LLC aims to increase the number of women in cybersecurity and to increase the interest of cybersecurity for girls throughout the middle and high school years.
Girls Learn Cyber LLC aims to empower girls in cybersecurity by coaching girls via one-on-one and small-group sessions to complete real-world cybersecurity projects. We offer personal attention and individualized coaching via Dr. Thomas Heverin, an award-winning cybersecurity teaching professor.
The Girls Learn Cyber LLC Lead Coach
Dr. Thomas Heverin
Dr. Heverin brings years of both teaching and cyber security experience to Girls Learn Cyber. He has led 1-on-1 cybersecurity coaching sessions with girls, cybersecurity workshops for all-girls camps, and ethical hacking workshops for three years for an all-girls school in the Philadelphia area. Dr. Heverin led multiple cybersecurity workshops for TechGirlz. Starting in 2002, he has served as an advisor for Girls Who Code's (GWC) cybersecurity track. He also serves on the board of the Baldwin School, an all-girls K-12 school in the Philadelphia area.
He holds a Ph.D. focused on cybersecurity, the CISSP certification, the Certified Threat Intelligence I certification, an agile certification, and career coaching certifications. He has published various research papers on industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity. As cybersecurity teaching professor at Drexel University, he was won a college-wide teaching excellence award as well as a university-wide mentoring award.
Check out Dr. Heverin in action as he mentors college students and discusses artificial intelligence as applied to cybersecurity. He has worked as an ally of women in cybersecurity by running various workshops and learning events for women-focused initiatives. He has also led university-wide cybersecurity workshops.