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Representation Of Women In The Cybersecurity Workforce Is Recalculated To 20 Percent

March 31, 2019

March 31, 2019: Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that women will represent more than 20 percent of the global cybersecurity workforce by the end of 2019.

Cybersecurity Ventures joins other research firms noticing an uptick of women in cybersecurity. Forrester Research analyst Stephanie Balaouras, who co-authored a recent report with fellow analyst Claire O'Malley, told DarkReading that she believes women now represent somewhere between 15-20 percent of the industry if you include security and risk, privacy, and compliance and audit functions.

Forrester also predicts that the number of women CISOs at Fortune 500 companies will rise to 20 percent in 2019, compared with 13 percent in 2017. This is consistent with new research from Boardroom Insiders which states that 20 percent of Fortune 500 global chief information officers (CIOs) are now women — the largest percentage ever.

Read more: Representation Of Women In The Cybersecurity Workforce Is Recalculated To 20 Percent (www.prnewswire.com)

See also: Women continue to join cybersecurity workforce (triblive.com)

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