Embracing women in cyber security: bridging the talent gap while bringing in new talent

The gender gap has pervaded the technology industry since its formation, and the problem continues to persist. A recent report has found that women comprise only 11% of the global information security workforce.

Women continue to be underrepresented and underutilised in the cyber security workforce, creating missed opportunities for information security companies who are looking to attract the best talent – and bridge the growing gap between qualified professionals and organisations’ burgeoning cyber security needs.

According to a newly released study, sponsored by PwC, although women make up nearly half of the global workforce, they represent only 11% of professionals in the cyber security industry. And although women in cyber security tend to be more highly educated compared to their male counterparts, the study shows that women, on average, earn less and report higher rates of discrimination in the workforce.


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Source: Information Age.