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Heather Ricciuto

Security Academic Initiative Leader, IBM

Heather Ricciuto is Global Leader of IBM Security’s Academic Initiative, partnering with educational and research institutions around the globe to develop top cybersecurity talent and close the skills gap. Her passions include workforce diversity, the advancement of women, volunteering and continuous learning. Heather is active in several initiatives involving the recruitment, retention and advancement of women at IBM. These include developing and delivering cyber camps for girls in grades 6 to 8, volunteering at IBM EX.I.T.E. camps and leading a recruiting committee for Women in Security Excelling (WISE) at IBM.

Written By Heather Ricciuto

Were Millennials Born for a Career in Cybersecurity?

From high school to higher education, there are countless opportunities for security professionals and organizations to educate young people about a career in cybersecurity.

How IBM Fellow and Master Inventor Rhonda Childress Learned to Thrive Outside Her Comfort Zone

Rhonda Childress is the first woman in IBM Security to become an IBM Fellow as well as the first woman in IBM Services to be named an IBM Master Inventor. Now she uses her clout to inspire the next generation of women in security.

Doctor, Lawyer or Cybercrime Fighter? Inspiring Youth Starts With Cybersecurity Career Awareness

How can we inspire the next generation of cybercrime fighters? IT professionals, teachers and parents must drive cybersecurity career awareness among students in all levels of education.

Seize the Day: Celebrating Women in Security

International Women's Day is March 8, and IBM is joining the #PressforProgress by asking six inspiring women in security their thoughts on the industry and the next generation of security workers.

Take the Risk: New IBMer Bridgette Pepper Begins Her Cybersecurity Journey

As we approach International Women’s Day on March 8, new IBMer Bridgette Pepper shares the story of her cybsecurity journey and offers encouraging words for other women looking to pursue security careers.

IBM Joins New York Cyber Fellows Program to Address Cyber Skills Shortage

IBM has joined the New York Cyber Fellows program to address the shortage of highly trained technical professionals across the U.S.

Cybersecurity Skills Wanted: Investigative and Analytical Minds, Lifelong Learners, Protectors and Consultants

To keep up with the growing shortage of cybersecurity skills, companies are looking to tap new sources of talent, such as students and new collar workers.

Women in Cybersecurity: IBM Invites Atlanta-Area Students to Exclusive Seminar

IBM is hosting an invite-only seminar for women in cybersecurity. Students are encouraged to apply for a chance to discuss career paths in tech.

How Will ‘New Collar’ Skills Impact the Cybersecurity Skills Gap?

One way to close the skills gap is to recruit new collar professionals who possess the requisite skills, if not the degrees, to work in cybersecurity.

Inside the National CCDC: Building Cybersecurity Skills for the Future

A Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) offers technology companies such as IBM an opportunity to network with and recruit aspiring IT analysts.