Dublin, December 2nd 2022 – A team of volunteers from BearingPoint recently joined the students of Kylemore College for a series of Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security workshops. The workshops were organised as part of BearingPoint’s Purpose Power Hour programme, which gives staff members the opportunity to put our purpose into practice across three dimensions: People, Planet and Innovation.
One of the BearingPoint volunteers taking part in the initiative was Technology Consultant Ciara Gardiner. “It was great to be involved with Teen-Turn and to have the opportunity to deliver some educational sessions in person. We ran several half-day sessions to give the students at Kylemore College an intro to some aspects of cyber security. The sessions were a fun experience for us as well as the students; everyone was great at getting involved with the various activities and we had lots of success with our hacking challenges.”
The initiative is one of many collaborations between BearingPoint and Teen-Turn in recent years. Teen-Turn is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to provide teenagers, particularly those from underserved areas, the opportunity to gain hands-on STEM experience so that they can visualize themselves in those kinds of careers and therefore make third-level course choices accordingly.