While we’ve seen some recent progress in terms of diversifying the cybersecurity workforce, the data shows that women still represent less than one-quarter of all cyber professionals.
Cybersecurity is widely perceived as being a progressive and forward-thinking industry, however, the fact of the matter is that to a large extent it remains a male-dominated profession. According to the latest report by (ISC)2, just over half of surveyed professionals perceived that the percentage of women in the field has risen over the past five years. Yet among women, 7% view that the number of women in the field has actually declined in that time period, compared to just 4% of men.
What are some factors contributing to the underrepresentation of women in cyber careers?
How do we remove gender barriers from cybersecurity?
What can employers do to support women entering the field of cyber?
Why is gender parity important for the field of cybersecurity?
Listen in as female leaders in cyber sharing their journey and discuss their ideas on how to bridge the gender gap in the field.
TBI Talent Gap Task Force Chair, Senior Cyber Business Analyst at By Light Professional IT Services
Dr. Olivia S Herriford, DM, MBA
Regional Director, Employer Engagement, ICT Digital Media Sector at Bay Area Community College Consortium
Marcela A Denniston, CISSP
Senior Vice President Marketing at Foresite Cybersecurity
Senior Workshop Director, at Info-Tech Research Group
Deputy Director of the Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) Department at Headquarters Marine Corps.