A Message from Bennett
My name is Bennett and yes, I am in it. Cybersecurity that is. I graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity in December 2018. Before graduation, I was an Information Security Intern at a Fortune 200 company. I worked with Qualys (Vulnerability Scanner), ServiceNow (Ticket Management), and LogRhythm (SIEM). In addition to my internship, I was also able to obtain my Security+ certification. Upon walking the stage, I received an offer from PricewaterhouseCoopers to become a Cyber Security Analyst in the firm. Taking this opportunity has resulted with me relocating from St. Louis, MO to San Antonio, TX.
I am currently Co-chair for Workforce Development Committee for International Consortium Of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP). A non-profit association dedicated to the academic and professional success of minority cybersecurity students and professionals. Their mission is to achieve the consistent representation of women and minorities in the cybersecurity industry through programs designed to foster recruitment, inclusion and retention. The ICMCP tackles the ‘great cyber divide’ with scholarship opportunities, diverse workforce development, innovative outreach, and mentoring programs. I am also currently building a San Antonio- Austin chapter to maximize our reach.
I speak to audiences about cybersecurity and online safety. In addition to speaking to students, I decided to write a cybersecurity introduction book called Saleen, the CyberTeen. I intentionally used a young, black woman as the titular character so minorities and women can feel represented. This book is an example of the proactive approach I take to inspire diversity in the cyber and IT fields. To discuss how I can best help you, please email me at BennettHendrixIII@Cyberbennett.com. Or fill out your contact info using this button ---->
Education and aspiring more diversity in cybersecurity.
CyberBennett was founded in 2019 with the vision to diversify the cybersecurity workspace. Since established, I've spoken to students and delivered an inspiring, insightful, and valuable experience. Today, I'm constantly reimagining how to use my youthful age and appearance to educate everyone on cybersecurity.
My Mission Statement
Alleviate others' struggle by consulting, contracting, and inspiring.
Be the Change
I am a man of action, and I truly believe in "walking the walk". In addition to my leadership skills, I believe the change starts with me. So, starting with myself, I'm the being the change I want to see in this world.
I've always believed that we as people should not only respect our elders, but respect each other as well. There is too much negativity in the world, there is no need to contribute to it.
Staying true to my word, my vision, and my mission are actions that I take daily. Doing the "right thing" is a decision that everyone should do. Building a trustworthy, confidential relationship with friends and loved ones is something I value deeply.
To overcome every adversity faced, I demonstrated grit, perseverance, and resilience. I critically analyze the situation and courageously pursue the challenge.