International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) “Mutual Match” Mentor-Protégé Program

ICMCP “Mutual–Match” Mentor-Protégé Program seeks to create lasting and mutually rewarding professional networking and learning opportunities for cybersecurity practitioners acting as mentors or protégés

ICMCP Mentors: Experienced and Successful Cybersecurity Leaders who want to:

  • Mentor Minority Cybersecurity Practitioners on professional growth and career development
  • Share professional and life experiences to help other Minority Cybersecurity Practitioners
  • Develop new relationships
  • Experience dynamic personal growth through interactions with others

ICMCP Proteges: Minority Cybersecurity Practitioners who want to:

  • Gain insight from experienced mentors on professional growth and career development
  • Develop new relationships
  • Experience dynamic personal growth through interactions with different mentors

Protégé Qualification, Application and Enrollment Requirements 

  • Actively enrolled ICMCP Member
  • Must be willing to commit to the Mentor-Protégé program for at least six months
  • Must be willing to volunteer in at least one ICMCP Committee, if requested

Mentor Qualifications

  • Must be Director or above or a Program Manager with 10+ years’ work experience or significant experience owning or running a business
  • Must be able to challenge protégés to seek out opportunities that build leadership skills and increase visibility
  • Must be willing to mentor the protégé for at least six months
  • Need not be a ICMCP member

How To Apply:

  • Interested Mentors should complete the mentor registration form available here
  • All protégés must complete the mentee registration form available here

Mentoring Program Objectives

  • Foster and promote career development
  • Provide mentoring and sponsorship
  • Create support networks
  • Develop next generation of minority cybersecurity leaders

Mentoring Program Outline

  • Career pathing / career choices
  • Managing relationships
  • Dealing with Conflict
  • Appropriately navigating your way within the corporate culture
  • Strategic thinking and planning
  • Exposing your mentee to key executives when appropriate
  • Technical and/or functional job skills
  • Soft skills (time management, effective communication, positive attitude, etc.
  • Individual Development Planning