Women in Cybersecurity: Where We Are and Where We’re Going
September 25, 2019: An opinion piece in Scientific American discusses strategies for increasing the number of women in the burgeoning, male-dominated field of cybersecurity.
The author of the piece, Nahal Shahidzadeh, notes that, "it’s estimated that there will be a shortage of nearly two million cyber positions by the year 2022, and this shortage will increase over time unless radical and rapid change becomes a reality. Just take a look at the roster of any cybersecurity event anywhere in the world, and you will see the clear disparity in representation between males and females." Possible solutions for overcoming this gender gap include investment in STEM, scholarships and role models,active recruiting, female mentorships, and more.
Read more: Women in Cybersecurity: Where We Are and Where We’re Going (scientificamerican.com)
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