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  • The Security Advisor Alliance (“The Alliance”) is a unique nonprofit, founded and run by fortune 500 Chief Information Security Officers (“CISOs”). The Alliance unites security leaders to solve the biggest challenges faced by our industry.  Chief among these is increasing talent diversity and driving qualified candidates into the chasm of open positions currently plaguing cybersecurity.

    The Alliance is taking a grassroots approach to addressing the talent shortage by connecting our members directly with thousands of students through our national Cyber Security Converge Tour.  Going further, the Alliance believes that every student interesting in cybersecurity should be able to explore, learn, and develop the skills necessary to contribute to the cyber space. To this end, the Alliance is developing a mentorship program and partners with outstanding organizations to maximize our impact. One such partner is Project Lead the Way.

    Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers, is partnering with the Alliance on the development of its newest high school computer science course, Cybersecurity. The Alliance offers deep industry knowledge to support the work PLTW’s team of curricular and teaching experts as they create real-world activities, projects, and problems to engage students in the classroom. The two organizations plan to co-develop a Capture The Flag experience for the course using the Alliance’s Converge Tour event as a model.

    This partnership with PLTW, will extend our efforts from the Converge Tour into over 8,000 schools and to 2.4 million students.