WALLDORF, Germany — Yale University is working with SAP to foster cybersecurity talent and promote diversity in the field.
The collaboration agreement is between SAP and Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, according to SAP last month.
As part of the relationship, SAP will sponsor the Yale Cyber Leadership Forum, which aims to prepare next-generation technologists to address the “most pressing issues” in the cybersecurity sector. The forum is a collaboration between Yale Law School’s Center for Global Legal Challenges, the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and the Department of Computer Science.
SAP’s sponsorship will include scholarships, funding for diverse groups of students, educational materials, professional mentorship, and access to jobs and internships for students aiming to pursue careers in cybersecurity.
SAP will also livestream the Yale Cyber Leadership Forum sessions to the public.
SAP will bring cybersecurity experts to the forum’s network of technologists, attorneys, entrepreneurs, and policymakers.
“Greater workforce diversity is synonymous with innovation, creativity, and a more secure enterprise landscape,” said Tim McKnight, EVP and chief security officer, SAP.
“By opening cybersecurity conversations and learning opportunities to a broader audience, we aim to foster a new generation of diverse talent.”