CIDR’s Cyber Pathways for Woman and UIST “St. Paul the Apostle”

CIDR’s Cyber Pathways for Woman and UIST “St. Paul the Apostle”

On April 8, in collaboration with the Faculty of Security-Skopje, St. Kliment Ohridski University, UKLO, the CIDRs Cyber Pathways for Women program organized “The Clock is Ticking,” an event where research findings were presented regarding the biases and stereotypes hindering girls and women from entering cybersecurity career pathways. The goal of the event was to foster dialogue about gender policies, women in male-dominated professions, and to inspire more women to enter the cyber workforce.

Professor Dr. Ustijana Rechkoska Shikoska, Vice Rector, was part of the event, explaining the importance of cybersecurity and UIST strategies for the future development of the concept. As a result of the collaboration, an event will be held at UIST’s premises on April 25.

Cyber Pathways for Women, an activity of USAID’s Critical Infrastructure Digitalization and Resilience program (CIDR), is assisting North Macedonia in identifying the supply and demand inhibitors for women in cybersecurity careers and mitigating or removing these inhibitors. Accelerating women’s participation and contributions in cybersecurity will greatly deepen the talent pool that North Macedonia can utilize to build cybersecurity resilience and defend against cyberattacks on its essential institutions.