Girl Scouts Are Now Giving Out Badges For Cyber Security

Selling girl scout cookies teaches skills AND earns badges, but there’s a new badge in town and Girl Scouts as young as 5 are hitting the computers to earn them.

Girl Scouts of USA teamed up with Palo Alto Networks to offer 18 cyber security badges that will be rolled out starting next fall.

Girl Scouts’ CEO said the move was to eliminate barriers of cyber security employment such as gender and geography.

The badges will be for tasks involving identity theft and other computer crimes. Despite the influx of tech jobs – many women still are not filling them. Just 11% of women globally are in the cyber security industry.

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