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Interest in Cybersecurity Field Growing Among Young Women

January 15, 2018

January 15, 2018:  WannaCry, ExPetr and other large-scale cyberattacks that made headlines in 2017 have been putting cybersecurity careers firmly on the radar for young women – a critical change for an industry that is expected to have a shortfall of 1.8 million professionals by 2022, and in which only 11 percent of professionals are currently women. Recent research from Kaspersky Lab suggests that the industry’s gender gap could be significantly reduced if businesses seize their opportunity to attract more recruits into cybersecurity roles, while interest is hot.

With the skills shortage within cybersecurity so pressing, roles in the industry are there for the taking, and jobs advertised by recruitment websites are up 99 percent year-on-year. Against this backdrop, the positive and increasingly prominent role cybersecurity is playing in society means it is now set to join the ranks of other careers traditionally pursued by young ambitious women that want to make a difference – such as healthcare and teaching.

Continue reading: Cybersecurity Interest increasing Amongst Ambitious Young Women, Says Kapersky Lab (usa.kapersky.com)

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