Tackling Cybersecurity's Gender Problem
September 14, 2018: The cyber security industry’s female workforce is a paltry 8% in the UK (and only 7% in Europe) and they earn on average 15.5% less than their male colleagues. Globally, the percentage of women in the field is just 11%, a number that has remained steady since 2013. This gender imbalance may have serious implications for our safety.
According to Jane Frankland, managing director of Cyber Security Capital, “Women are far better at assessing odds than men, and this often manifests itself as an increased avoidance of risk...[Women’s] preference for detailed exploration makes them more attuned to changing patterns of behaviour – a skill needed for correctly identifying threats and protecting environments.”
Read more: 'We need people who see things differently': tackling cybersecurity's gender problem theguardian.com
Latest Newsview all
The Army Is About to Get its First Female Green Beret
A female U.S. Army soldier is scheduled to graduate from the Special Forces Qualification Course in July and become the first woman to join the Green Berets, U.S. military officials say.
Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass named 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the U.S. Air Force
Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass was selected June 19 to become the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, becoming the first woman in history to serve as the highest ranking noncommissioned member of a U.S. military service. In selecting Bass, incoming Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown said Bass brings skills, temperament and experience that the job requires and an outlook on leadership that meshes with his own.
First Sikh Woman to Graduate from West Point
United Sikhs, a non-profit human development and advocacy organization, recently announced that Anmol Kaur Narang has become the first Sikh woman to graduate from West Point in the historical class of 2020. The Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army earns her stripes and degree in Nuclear Engineering. She plans to pursue a career path in air defense systems. Her first posting will be in Okinawa, Japan.