Beyond 11%: Need for Women Role Models in Cybersecurity

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The debates on the skill gap and gender gap in cybersecurity have of late become a few of the most redundant topics. But both continue to escalate even after significant efforts by several organizations. A study by The Global Information Security Workforce Study from (ISC)² and its Centre for Cyber Safety and Education had revealed that the women only make up to 11 percent of the global cybersecurity workforce. And even here, the 11 percent has been a stagnant figure since 2013, as the same agency has been conducting the survey every year, and has not spotted an earth-shattering trend. This is a dangerous trend considering the fact that the same survey had projected that the gap between cybersecurity professionals and unfilled positions will expand to 1.8 million globally by 2022.

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