Camille Stewart is working to create a more diverse workforce in the cybersecurity industry through her nonprofit initiative, #ShareTheMicInCyber.
You know Google. You likely use it every day. But did you know that one of Google's top cyber security experts is a Black woman? That may be surprising but Camille Stewart is working to normalize Black people working in the cyber industry. She joined Google after stints with Deloitte and as an adviser for the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama administration. Through her nonprofit initiative #ShareTheMicInCyber, which she co-founded with Lauren Zabierek, Stewart is working to promote diversity in the cybersecurity field. To help with this, #ShareTheMicInCyber offers scholarships to cover the cost of training and certification for Black people in the cyber field. "Cybersecurity is rooted in people; you are seeking to protect people and you are seeking to figure out what the malicious people are trying to do," she told Bloomberg Law. "Representing people in all backgrounds, all lived experiences, all ethnicities and races only enhances your ability to understand the malicious actor and to understand the user that you seek to protect."