Sayoko Blodgett-Ford

GTC Member and Chief Privacy Officer Sayoko Blodgett-Ford was one of the speakers at the Boston area IBM CyberDay4Girls event sponsored by Boston College’s Woods College and IBM Security on May 5, 2017.  The event, which aims to introduce teenage girls to the field of cybersecurity, focused on providing tips for protecting personal data and digital reputations and hear from local experts about securing the Internet of Things and career options in the field.

 IBM CyberDay4Girls has reached more than 200 girls since the program’s launch last October, through activities across the U.S. and Canada. IBM intends to host dozens of similar events across the globe this year, with the goal of reaching an additional 1,000 students with this program by the end of 2017.