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Port Macquarie gets ready for next Girls in Cyber Security Advancing workshop

Due to high demand, Charles Sturt University is hosting a second workshop in Port Macquarie to open up pathways for girls into CyberSTEM careers

High school girls on the NSW mid-north coast are being encouraged to consider careers in cyber security and technology. A three day workshop hosted by Charles Sturt University earlier this month helped the attendees feel confident in their abilities to work in science and technology related fields. Charles Sturt associate professor Tanveer Zia said there was a real need to entice more girls into what is traditionally seen as a male dominated career. “Only 11 percent of those working in cyber security are female and of that only one percent will become leaders,” Mr Zia told the Macquarie Port News.  Read the rest of the story here –  https://www.portnews.com.au/story/6255387/girls-explore-future-in-the-cyber-security-industry/ 

Now there is a second workshop going on – watch this space!

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