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Cybersecurity is a world that’s still taking shape.
We went in search of the people pushing the edge of possible, to see what the future looks like.
Delve into the possibilities of cybersecurity through the eyes of Antwan, Emily, and Mansi, three aspiring cybersecurity pros who are exploring what's possible in the wide‐open world of data, security, and more. As they talk to all kinds of innovators who are leading the charge to protect our online lives—hackers, engineers, executives, and more—they learn that cybersecurity is a place to experiment, explore, and create your own way forward.
INSIGHTS FROM THE FILM
“The secret to life is literally as simple as never giving up.”
Stuart McClure, Founder/CEO, Cylance
“Understand what bothers you, understand what gets you down, then build a box around it. The funny part about that is, that's exactly what we should be doing in cybersecurity.”
Michael Echols, CEO, International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI)
“I'm always going to stand out, so I may as well stand out the way that I like.”
Georgia Weidman, Founder/Chief Technology Officer, Shevirah, Inc.
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Founder/Chief Technology Officer, Shevirah, Inc.
CEO, International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI)
Global Head of X-Force Red, IBM
CEO, NSS Labs
Chief Security Officer, Fastly
Senior Business Intelligence Manager, Microsoft
Global Chief Information Security Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Founder & CEO, Women's Society of Cyberjutsu
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Cybersecurity is growing fast, and the next generation of cybersecurity professionals can do more than ever before. But first, they need to see what’s possible.
That’s why we’ve teamed up with University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to send three aspiring cybersecurity pros on a road trip around the country to seek out trailblazers and innovators in the field and learn from their experiences and struggles. Follow the road-trippers’ journey below, then watch the documentary on public television—and right here—when it premieres.
On the road for...
From Greenville, NC
Sometimes Antwan gets stressed out by the thought of competing with younger college grads for jobs in cybersecurity. But he’s worked too hard to get here—holding down a full-time job during the day and loading UPS trucks at night just so he can finish his master’s in digital forensics and cyber investigation. “I refuse to give up,” he says. The memory of his grandfather, who never complained, keeps him going; hearing “no” motivates him, too. He just strives harder. He found his passion for cybersecurity a little later than some; but now that he knows what he wants to do, he’s looking for inspiration from people who have taken a leap of faith and made their dreams happen. There are so many people like me, he says. Hearing about their experiences is the best motivation to keep going.
From San Diego, CA
To Mansi, cybersecurity is a field where you can be a superhero. But when you’re a modern-day tech protector facing millions of malware threats, you need backup. That’s why she’s drawn to the space where cybersecurity meets machine learning. Mansi wants to help shape how we meet the growing magnitude of cyber threats through data and automation. This challenge energizes her—the same way she’s energized by the challenge of being one of the few women in the field, even though it’s sometimes difficult. She knows that what she achieves can have a ripple effect and inspire others. Right now, she’s pursuing her master’s in cybersecurity, and when she’s not working on her tech skills, she likes to practice yoga at the beach with her friends and cook Italian food.
From Bloomington, IL
The thing Emily loves about cybersecurity is its duality: the tools you use to break into a system are the same ones you use to protect it. Quick to get bored, with insatiable curiosity, Emily discovered cybersecurity a year ago and found a home in the fast-moving, constantly evolving field. Formal education was a struggle—she dropped out of high school and didn’t finish college—and it seems like everyone else started coding as a kid, so Emily wonders if she’ll be able to catch up. She’s been teaching herself and completed a coding bootcamp in between working as a barista, but now she’s at a crossroads. It’s time to take a leap if she’s going to pursue cybersecurity, and that’s why she’s on this road trip—to find guidance and inspiration to jump-start what’s next.
HOME SWEET HOME
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STOPS & INTERVIEWS
STOPS & INTERVIEWS
New York, NY
New Orleans, LA
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA