Did you know women only make up about 20% of the cyber security industry?

*Published March 8th 2021
It is International Women’s day today and for over 10 years the ICTTF have openly pushed the diversity issue in the cyber security industry and thankfully there are now a lot more people also talking about it BUT we believe it’s time to do more and take action.

So it is with great pride and due to the great work of the team at ICTTF, that we are able to announce our latest initiative.– “Cyber Security Bootcamp for Women”.

This 30 day program will be delivered remotely around the world and the purpose is to bring women into the cyber security industry from other professions.
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Our mission is to bring at least 1,000 women into the industry in 2021 but it can be a lot more with your help. 

Simply spread the word! The program is completely free and open to women from any industry outside of the cyber security industry at any stage of their career.

So if you have been thinking about it, now is your chance to help defeat cyber evil.


The “Cyber Security Bootcamp for Women” is an initiative of the ICTTF – International Cyber Threat Task Force. The objective is to introduce women at all stages of their career to the world of cyber security.

This 30 day program is delivered free of charge to successful applicants via the ICTTF online Cyber Risk Academy. Students receive access to a syllabus that presumes no previous or technical knowledge.

The curriculum is designed for a business audience and introduces them to key understandings and concepts around cyber security and how to manage it within a business. The learning outcomes are complementary to many roles including but not limited to legal, compliance, risk management, procurement, HR and fraud prevention.

The target audience are business women, that are interested in developing their knowledge in relation to cyber risk management and potentially entering the industry.

The courses are fully funded by the ICTTF and open to Women from all over the world. Classes are delivered with videos, downloadable casebooks, online exams and live training sessions with instructors. Successful participants will receive a certification of completion from the ICTTF – International Cyber Threat Task Force.

Bootcamps run every month and places are limited, if you are interested in becoming part of the solution and fighting the world of cyber evil, then apply now.

Cyber Security Bootcamp Application Here

What is the Application Date?

Applications between March, 08th to , August 30th, 2021 at 23:59pm.

When Does the Bootcamp Start?

August 23rd, 2021
September 20th, 2021

How Do You Learn?

The Bootcamp is delivered over 4 weeks. Every Monday a new module is added to the course, and at the end of each module the student will have an exam. The course is 30 day online access followed by an ILT session in the last week of the course where the students will have the chance to bring their questions and interact with the head tutor.

When Does the ILT Session Happen?

June Course: 14/07/2021 at 4pm (Dublin Time)
July Course: 18/08/2021 at 4pm (Dublin Time)
August Course: 22/09/2021 at 4pm (Dublin Time)
September Course: 20/10/2021 at 4pm (Dublin Time)

What Our Students Say  

The course was excellent - a great introduction to Cyber Risk and management of same. I felt reassured that as a non technical person there is an opportunity for me in the Cyber area.
Tracey Gernon
The ICTTF, Cyber Security Bootcamp is an excellent overview of the cyber industry. A strong foundation to further your education. I would highly recommend to those already in the technology and cloud industry, male or female!
Annamarie dolan
This course is the excellent complement to the toolkit of any Data Protection Officer, providing a detailed insight into the world of cyber security. As it was a free course, I thought it might be a bit light on content - far from it. I was pleasantly surprised to find it contained content that was quite explicit in detail, but equally engaging. It has most definitely piqued my interest in the other training courses provided. In the digital world we now inhabit where we are perpetually online, I can only see the demand for skills in the Cyber security area increase in demand.
Carolina Monks
The Bootcamp for Women was excellent course. Material was well presented, easy to understand, and the cases were invaluable in the learning process. I would recommend this Bootcamp for Women as a great start into this fascinating world of Cyber Security!
Sharon Eldridge
This course gives you so much insight into the world of cyber security and lays a good foundation from which to build on. I have learnt a great deal!
Odeal van Flemmering