A 2019 S&P Global study found that public companies with women at the helm were more profitable compared to those with men in the CEO and CFO seats. Women are also making big inroads in other fields including science and medicine. Yet in the tech and cybersecurity industries women still lag behind. It’s certainly not because of a lack of jobs. Though the talent shortage did ease last year, the industry as a whole is struggling to fill vacancies. There are a few reasons that women aren’t filling those seats.
New Tessian report reveals that cybersecurity jobs weathered Covid-19 storm and explains why industry needs to address issue with equal pay to encourage more women to join
March 8, 2021
While the global job market has been hit hard by the pandemic, cybersecurity job recruitment thrived in 2020. According to a new global report from human layer security company Tessian, titled Opportunity in Cybersecurity 2021, 94% of women in cybersecurity hired new staff members in 2020 to support their teams, with IT, finance and healthcare industries making the most hires.
Meet Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz, lead of cybersecurity faculty at the University of Phoenix – Las Vegas. She is also director of cybersecurity for Station Casinos in Las Vegas. She has spent three decades in the IT industry, working for a variety of large and small organizations and as a consultant. In the early days of her career, despite being part of the team responsible for implementing decisions at the IT company where she was employed, she “was routinely left out of the decision-making process. Here, we talk to Benoit-Kurtz about how the cybersecurity space has changed over time, and how the industry can embrace more individuals to meet demand and close the cybersecurity gap.
Cyber security training company SANS Institute and Women in Cybersecurity Middle East (WiCSME), are promoting the importance of a diverse security team at its first edition of an annual WiCSME2020 conference to take place November 14-15, 2020.
ESET announced that applications are open for the fifth annual ESET Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship. This year, ESET will award $5,000 each to three(3) young women currently enrolled as undergraduates and who major in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field.