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June 6, 2022

Venture-capital firms, security chiefs and technology companies in San Francisco are raising money to help tackle the cybersecurity skill shortage in a unique way—by funding education for would-be cyber pros at community colleges in the Bay Area for a year.

The initiative, run by nonprofit cyber training company NextGen Cyber Talent Inc., aims to raise $1 million from individuals and companies to reimburse students for the cost of cybersecurity courses at Bay Area community colleges who maintain a grade of B-minus or higher.

June 6, 2022

SAN FRANCISCOJune 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NightDragon, an investment and advisory firm focused on the cybersecurity, safety, security, and privacy industries, and NextGen Cyber Talent, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in the cybersecurity industry through education and career opportunities for underserved and underrepresented students, today announced the launch of the Coalition to Close the Cybersecurity Talent Gap (“Coalition”), a campaign to raise $1 million to help fund one year of community college courses for Bay Area students pursuing careers in cybersecurity.

May 4, 2022

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Onapsis, the leader in business-critical application cybersecurity and compliance, today announced that it has partnered with nonprofit education provider, NextGen Cyber Talent, to help create cybersecurity career opportunities for underserved talent. NextGen Cyber Talent is the company’s latest addition to its Onapsis Cares (OnaCares) philanthropic portfolio, which includes charity organizations such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

December 28, 2021

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 28, 2021 / — NextGen Cyber Talent Inc. (“NextGen”), a nonprofit organization focused on creating cyber security career opportunities for underserved, underrepresented and diverse candidates, today announced it has added respected industry luminary Dave DeWalt to its Governing Board, where he will apply his decades of experience towards furthering the organization’s mission to increase social mobility and lifetime earnings for its beneficiaries while improving diversity and closing the skills gap within the cyber security industry.

December 10, 2021

RESTON, Va. and SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A new multifaceted partnership of skill-building programs to jumpstart the entrance of cyber talent into the workplace is being pioneered by RiskLens and NextGen Cyber Talent. RiskLens is the leading provider of cyber risk quantification (CRQ) and cyber risk management software, while NextGen Cyber Talent is a known leader in non-profit education that aims to increase diversity and inclusion in cybersecurity.

January 26, 2021

ADDISON, Texas – January 26, 2021 – Securonix, Inc., a leader in Next-Gen SIEM, today announced it has partnered with non-profit education provider NextGen Cyber Talent to pilot a series of virtual training courses that will bring new and diverse talent to the cybersecurity field. Designed to prepare students for entry-level security operations center (SOC) positions, Securonix’s “SIEM with Analytics” course will demystify security information and event management (SIEM) by bringing students through the steps of tailoring and deploying a SIEM to full SOC integration.