The last 18 months have been tough for so many people for so many reasons. On top of the over 3,500,000 people who have sadly lost their lives due to COVID-19, many of us have suffered severe mental health and physical health repercussions from having our lives changed in such a drastic way. Charities have also struggled during this time, with donations plummeting when they often need them most.
And so, what began as a fitness challenge amongst friends, has turned into an incredible showing of determination, camaraderie, and community. The more people who joined, the greater the mileage, until we now have a challenge that will see 27 infosec professionals from the U.S. and the U.K., virtually walk to Australia and back in the next 6 months!
The Innocent Lives Foundation works to not only help protect children from online predators, but works closely with law enforcement and cyber security specialists to bring those who seek to harm or exploit children to justice. You can read more about them here: https://www.innocentlivesfoundation.org/about-us/.
The Cyber Helpline is a free, confidential helpline for individuals who have been a victim of cyber crime. They help individuals understand, contain, recover and learn from cyber attacks by linking them with cyber security technology & experts who provide relevant advice and guidance. You can read more about them here: https://www.thecyberhelpline.com/team.
The cybersecurity industry has a storied history of charitable events, and we want this event to be right there alongside the best of them! On top of the charities mentioned above, we also are seeking to donate resources to those who are trying to break into infosec. If you are interested in donating courses, subscriptions, or something else you think might be useful, please get in touch - we would love to hear from you.
We couldn't be doing any of this without our friends, family, and supporters, so we want to acknowledge and thank everyone who has gone into making this event what it is. You can view of Wall of Fame here.
Of course, if you'd like to donate, you can visit our JustGiving page.