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International Consortium of Minority Cyber Professionals Names Maggie Domond as Executive Director

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2021 / International Consortium of Minority Cyber Professionals (ICMCP), dedicated to the academic and professional success of minority cybersecurity students and professionals, announced today that it has named Maggie Domond, CAE, PMP, CMP as its first Executive Director.

Improving diversity in cybersecurity is vital to the growth and success of the industry. Minorities and women are dangerously under-represented, and this workforce gap presents a real and significant threat to capabilities of the cybersecurity teams entrusted with guarding global technology infrastructure and ultimately the economic viability of the nation. Today, females represent only 14% of the cyber workforce. Only 6% percent of STEM workers are African American compared to 11% of the US workforce. Hispanics comprised only 7% of the STEM workforce while making up 15% of the US workforce.

The ICMCP was formed with the mission to tackle this "great cyber divide" and has hired its first Executive Director to support its rapid expansion with a host of new programs to improve cybersecurity education, diverse workforce, and economic outcomes.

"ICMCP hiring its first Executive Director shows that not only is ICMCP poised to handle the growth needed to fulfill its mission, but that it has matured to meet the needs of the industry and community it serves. Maggie Domond's background, experience, and sheer passion will enable ICMCP to handle the ever growing complexity of needs that diverse candidates require to become their best selves as cybersecurity professionals," said Larry Whiteside, Co-Founder & President, ICMCP.

Maggie will report directly to the Chairman of the Board, Julian Waits, and will also join the Executive Committee which includes Ed Adams, Treasurer; Larry Whiteside, Co-Founder & President; and Sherron Burgess, Vice President.

"I am grateful and overjoyed for the opportunity to serve as ICMCP's first executive director and will work collaboratively with the board to continue the work of achieving equality and parity for women and minorities in the cybersecurity industry," said Maggie Domond. "ICMCP is more relevant today than ever and I know we will continue to thrive and provide the transformational programs and services our members and partners deserve."

Maggie is a results-driven association executive with extensive experience in providing leadership and direction in the management of association communication and marketing strategies to maintain a strong domestic and global presence. She also specializes in fostering high levels of member involvement, satisfaction, and retention, as well as developing and diversifying the financial resources necessary to fulfill strategic plans and ensure future stability and sustainability. She previously served as Vice President of Operations at Patriots Technology Training Center, where she directed and implemented management services in a wide variety of critical areas including finance, governance, meetings, membership, marketing, and business operations. She has also held the role of Director of Meetings and Education at Heart Rhythm Society, where she prepared, developed, and monitored department budget and ensured adherence to society/finance committee guidelines and objectives.

About ICMCP

The International Consortium of Minority Cyber Professionals (ICMCP) was created as a 501(c)3 non-profit association dedicated to the academic and professional success of minority cybersecurity students and professionals. Its mission is to achieve the consistent representation of women and minorities in the cybersecurity industry through programs designed to foster recruitment, inclusion and retention – one person at a time. The ICMCP tackles the 'great cyber divide' with scholarship opportunities, diverse workforce development, innovative outreach, and mentoring programs. Learn more at http://www.icmcp.org.


Google and the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals Launch a Training Scholarship Program for Underrepresented Minorities

 More than 200 Emerging Cybersecurity Professionals to Participate in the Robust, 6-Month Program

NEW YORK—May 4, 2021—The International Consortium for Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) announced today the kick-off of a training scholarship program for more than 200 emerging cybersecurity professionals. Google has sponsored the scholarships for the six-month training and mentorship program targeting students, unemployed professionals and others looking to enter the cybersecurity workforce from underrepresented populations.

The 214 scholarship recipients were selected from a diverse applicant pool of more than 400 ICMCP members. Overall, 43% of the class of scholars self-identify as women and more than 62% of the recipients are currently unemployed. The recipients are also geographically diverse, coming from 13 different nations and 32 US states. They will participate in Red Team and Blue Team training with industry-leading training providers, Security Innovation and RangeForce, to develop essential skills for offensive and defensive work roles, which are in high demand in the industry. There are currently an estimated 3.2 million open job positions in the global cybersecurity industry.

“Google is committed to supporting and developing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals while actively partnering with ICMCP to ensure this next wave of professionals is truly representative of the overall population. ICMCP is creating the opportunity for participants to not only learn, but to build a community of supporters, peers and mentors, which can be critical to success in cybersecurity,” said Sarah Morales, Outreach Program Manager, Security & Privacy at Google.

“This scholarship program is working to change the face of the cybersecurity workforce,” said Beverly Benson, Workforce Development Committee Chair, ICMCP, and Program Director, IT & Security, the American Women’s College at Bay Path University. “Beyond that, it has the potential to fundamentally impact the professional careers of more than 200 smart and ambitious professionals through access to training, networking and job placement opportunities.”

“We are grateful to Google for their support of the core mission of ICMCP,” said Larry Whiteside, Jr., President, ICMCP and CTO & CSO, CyberClan. “Ultimately, we hope to work with many more of the companies in the cybersecurity community in an intentional and concerted effort to foster recruitment, retention and inclusion of underrepresented minorities in the profession.”

The online training courses and hands-on cyber range events, from both RangeForce and Security Innovation, map to the NICE Cybersecurity Framework, ensuring that scholarship recipients will have marketable skills upon completion of the training. After the three-month training phase, recipients will work with ICMCP volunteer mentors on career readiness components such as resume development, mock interviews and community networking.

About ICMCP

The International Consortium of Minority Cyber Professionals (ICMCP) was created as a 501(c)3 non-profit association dedicated to the academic and professional success of minority cybersecurity students and professionals. The ICMCP tackles the ‘great cyber divide’ with scholarship opportunities, diverse workforce development, innovative outreach, and mentoring programs.

About the Training Providers


Security Innovation is a pioneer in software security. Recognized 6x on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for computer-based security training, its CMD+CTRL SaaS platform combines role-based courses with hands-on cyber ranges to build skills that stick. With over 3.5 million users, CMD+CTRL helps all software security stakeholders address the risk of today’s tech stacks – flawed design, defenseless code, expanded attack surface, and misconfigured deployments.

RangeForce creates accessible cybersecurity training experiences for you and your team. Powered by the industry’s first integrated training platform and virtual cyber range, we help customers operationalize a SaaS-based cybersecurity training program in hours, saving up to 65% over traditional training and up to $1M annually on hosted cyber ranges. RangeForce is revolutionizing cybersecurity training with its adaptive learning technology to better train and cross-train DevOps, IT, and security professionals.

ICMCP Media Contact: Leslie Kesselring, [email protected]