A world of possibilities

If you're responsible for middle-school girls, you know social media is their second language. But do you know how to help protect their identity online? And did you know the STEM classes they love could lead to a hot career in cybersecurity? 

Since 2016, IBM® has been hosting "IBMCyberDay4Girls" events in the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and most recently in Nigeria, to promote cybersecurity education. Throughout this full-day experience designed just for seventh- and eighth-grade girls, they will learn about the Internet of Things, participate in group activities such as basic threat modelling, and get to know some of the women of IBM who can tell them what it's like to work in the tech industry.

Outreach success


Girls attended 31 events

Girls attended 31 events

Thousands of young girls in Argentina, Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Nigeria, South Africa, UK and the US discovered what a career in cybersecurity looks like. They listened, learned and met with successful women in the industry.
Want to be part of this year’s effort to open minds and doors to even more girls?

Upcoming events


Upcoming Events:   

5/17 Ottawa, ON

05/31 Philadelphia,PA
05/30 Fredericton, NB 

06/06 Boulder, CO 

06/07 Philadelphia, PA 

07/29 Shreveport, LA

Cyber Day for Girls in the news

Attracting girls to security

IBM inspires girls to try security careers

IBM opens the world of cybersecurity to girls

Eighth-grade girls in Ottawa learn about skills and opportunities

Georgia students learn about cybersecurity careers

Middle-school girls participate in IBM event

Cybersecurity awareness at a young age

Girls learn from IBM about the importance of cybersecurity jobs

Bronx girls learn about cybersecurity careers

Girls from Michelangelo Junior High learned about cybersecurity at IBM event

It takes a village of volunteers

IBM's Heather Ricciuto shares the reasons she co-founded the program to bring cybersecurity awareness to girls around the world

CyberNB sponsors Fredericton event

Canadian group hosted a CyberDay4Girls event, encouraging more than 100 middle girls to pursue cybersecurity education