EC-Council Launches CyberGirls 100 Program to Empower Women in Cybersecurity and Bridge the Gender Gap 

A collaborative effort by EC-Council, Wissen, and DICT Philippines paves the way for a more inclusive and secure digital future

Philippines, 9 June 2023: EC-Council, the inventor of Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) and global leader in cybersecurity education and training, announced the launch of its groundbreaking CyberGirls 100 program. The initiative was unveiled on June 9, 2023, at the ASEAN Girls in ICT Day, a prestigious event hosted by The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Philippines. EC-Council allocated USD 30,000 for this initiative, demonstrating its commitment to empowering and supporting young women in pursuing rewarding careers in the dynamic field of cybersecurity.

The CyberGirls 100 program aims to support the vision of the Digital Innovation for Women Advancement (DIWA) of the DICT and seeks to bridge the gender gap in cybersecurity by equipping young women aged 12 to 24 with essential resources, comprehensive training, and valuable mentorship opportunities. As the demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to surge, it becomes increasingly vital to encourage more women to enter the industry and contribute their unique perspectives and skills.

“Diversity is the key to innovation, and it is crucial to have more women in the cybersecurity field,” said Sean Lim, Senior Vice President at EC-Council. “Through the CyberGirls 100 program, we aim to provide young women with opportunities to explore and excel in cybersecurity, paving the way for a more inclusive and resilient future, in line with the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) global initiative of EC-Council.”

The program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to empower participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in cybersecurity. It includes three EC-Council Essentials courses: Network Defense Essentials, Ethical Hacking Essentials, and Digital Forensics Essentials. These courses lay a solid foundation in core cybersecurity concepts and equip participants with practical skills to thrive in the industry.

Attorney Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, Undersecretary at DICT Philippines, expressed enthusiasm for supporting the CyberGirls 100 program. “At DICT Philippines, we are excited to empower young women to consider rewarding careers in cybersecurity,” she said. “By offering the necessary resources and unwavering support, we aim to cultivate a strong and diverse talent pool that will contribute to the growth and success of the cybersecurity industry in ASEAN countries.”

EC-Council’s commitment to fostering gender diversity and addressing the global cybersecurity skills gap is further exemplified by its sponsorship of the CyberGirls 100 program. This initiative builds upon the success of the Certified Cybersecurity Technician (C|CT) scholarship program, which aims to create a globally cyber-literate workforce. The CyberGirls 100 program underscores EC-Council’s dedication to equipping aspiring professionals with the expertise needed to effectively combat cyberthreats and contribute to the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.

For more information about the CyberGirls 100 program and how to get involved, please email [email protected].

About EC-Council:

EC-Council invented the Certified Ethical Hacker. Founded in 2001 in response to 9/11, EC-Council’s mission is to provide the training and certifications apprentice and experienced cybersecurity professionals need to keep corporations, government agencies, and others who employ them safe from attack.

Best known for its Certified Ethical Hacker program, EC-Council today offers 200 different pieces of training, certificates, and degrees in everything from Computer Forensic Investigation and Security Analysis to Threat Intelligence and Information Security. An ISO/IEC 17024 Accredited Organization recognized under the U.S. Defense Department Directive 8140/8570 and many other authoritative cybersecurity bodies worldwide, EC-Council has certified over 350,000 professionals across the globe. EC-Council is the gold standard in cybersecurity education and certification, trusted by seven of the Fortune 10, half of the Fortune 100, and the intelligence communities of 150 nations.

A truly global organization with a driving belief in bringing diversity, equity, and inclusion to the modern cybersecurity workforce, EC-Council maintains 11 offices in the US, the UK, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. The company can be reached online at

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About Wissen International

Wissen International is the exclusive distributor of EC-Council’s cybersecurity programs for ASEAN countries. With a mission to bridge the cybersecurity skills gap, Wissen International provides comprehensive training and certifications to individuals and organizations, ensuring they are equipped to tackle evolving cyber threats.

About DICT Philippines

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Philippines is the primary policy, planning, coordinating, implementing, and administrative entity of the Philippine government in information technology and communications. DICT aims to create a digitally empowered nation and bridge the digital divide.

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