Work & Talents
With the rapid cybersecurity content published daily, it can be difficult to truly keep up. As I read posts after posts celebrating men top experts, then I started to list them...but wait, where are the women, I asked myself? So, I decided to dig out some other facts and more importantly women – in no particular order – who are identified as top cybersecurity experts.
In Spring 2017 a report by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education and Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) on Women in Cybersecurity confirmed that cybersecurity was still a predominantly male, middle-aged profession that is failing to attract female recruits. The report focused on the unique attributes, as well as the barriers and challenges facing women in the industry, including:
There is a widespread cybersecurity gender pay gap as in other sectors of the internet industry. There is widespread of discrimination in the tech industry and under the blanket a machismo culture well alive. Yet, it is estimated that cybersecurity workforce shortage will continue to grow worldwide, to 1.8 Million in five years. Corporations and cybersecurity departments need to create inclusive work places to support the advancement of women and enable to fill the shortage, from millennial to senior. Millennials want career development, so do seniors who also need income to compensate for shrinking retirement. Seniors can be as critical players as millennials. As such, corporations and governments should take intentional actions to close the workforce gap with a multi-layer initiative to attract, advance, and retain top female talent:
This is no longer just an issue of increasing workforce diversity, but an issue of economic and global security. This also means there is a huge opportunity for women, seniors, and millenialls in this field.
Monday January 15
On Wired: A proposal to ensure that texts are capable of being decoded, and phones unlocked, when the government obtains a warrant. Coined by US deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, responsible encryption is a…
Wednesday December 13
On Medium: Acquiring your first 100k active users is an art, but a messy one—especially if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on marketing and paid acquisition. Winnie…
Wednesday December 13
On TechCrunch: Professional social networks like LinkedIn have long been a mainstay of business, but what if you are more of a creative bent where LinkedIn looks pretty stuffy? In the…
Wednesday November 29
On BetaNews: Most data thefts are down to relatively simple techniques, like phishing, in order to get hold of login credentials. But even where systems are well protected, hackers can…