Over the years there’s been much talk about women in cyber security. For example, are there enough; are they the future of infosec; are they paid more than men; are women under-represented, and so on.
As a woman in cyber security, with a voice, I feel a heavy weight on my shoulders and compelled to write about this.
Well it’s simple. Right now, in cyber security we’re failing. All of us. Men and women.
It’s bad enough that we can’t attract others into our industry fast enough and train them up, but the fact that the numbers of women in cyber security are deteriorating is quite frankly unacceptable.
Cyber security has never received so much attention. Cybercrime is growing and when more people are becoming increasingly aware of protection, resilience and training you’d have thought that getting women into our profession would have been easy.
However, it’s not been and without a doubt we must reverse this trend and do a better job.