Cyber Security Survey – $20 Amazon Gift Cards

David Torres-Mendoza, a Ph.D. student in the CSE department at UC Santa Cruz, is conducting a research study to understand the motivations, challenges, and supports in the field of cybersecurity. He is seeking participants who are interested or have been interested in a cybersecurity career.

Who can participate?

  • Anyone with current or past interest in pursuing a cybersecurity career

What will you do?

  • Spend about 15 minutes on a survey
  • Participate in a 45-minute interview (if invited) either online or via Zoom, scheduled at your convenience

What’s in it for you?

  • Your participation will directly contribute to research that addresses racial and gender diversity in computing and cybersecurity
  • It’s a chance to share your own experiences and perspectives
  • For your time completing the survey, you will be entered into a raffle to win one of five $20 Amazon gift cards
  • If selected and you agree to participate in the interview, you’ll receive a $20 Amazon gift card as a thank you for your time

Interested? Take the survey: 

Your participation will help shape future educational programs in cybersecurity. Participating is entirely voluntary, you can withdraw at any time, and your privacy will be strictly protected. This study is under the supervision of Professor Alvaro Cardenas (

Please consider participating and sharing your insights! Thank you!

Last modified: Jun 14, 2024