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The 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study: Women in Cybersecurity

This Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS), is conducted every two years by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education and (ISC)2. The latest worldwide study was conducted from June 22nd through September 11th, 2016. This online survey gauged the opinions of 19,641 information security professionals from 170 countries regarding trends and issues affecting their profession and careers. The Women in Cybersecurity report is designed to capture expansive viewpoints and produce statistically significant findings about women in the cybersecurity profession.

WOMEN IN TECH: THE FACTS – 2016 Update (See what’s changed and what hasn’t)

In 2004, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) set out to address these challenges. Since its inception, NCWIT has been compiling data from existing national sources and sponsoring research projects in an effort to understand why participation is declining and how companies can reclaim the technical talent of women and other underrepresented groups. The original edition of this report, sponsored by NCWIT’s Workforce Alliance and published in 2010, brought together findings from the latest research related to technical women. This second edition updates that research, elaborating on new findings and research-based practices for increasing the representation of women and other underrepresented groups in technology.

Guiding Lights

CXO Talk: It’s Also A Mindset Gap

A roundtable conversation on the culture and educational shifts needed to fuel the cybersecurity industry. CEO & Founder Deidre Diamond is one of the five cybersecurity leaders to sit down for a talk with CXO Magazine.

Why Is Gender Equality In Decline and How Can We Reverse It?

To close the gender gap, we need to change how we think and approach solutions to address the gender gap. The World Economic Forum published their latest Gender Gap Report shows that our current rate of progress to close the gap will take 217 years instead of 170 years.

Women in Tech on Funding, Harassment and Building A Business

Companies founded by women received less than 3% of venture capital funds according to an analysis by Fortune and only 7% of partners in leading venture capital firms are women according to an analysis by TechCrunch. A Boston-based venture capital firm wants to make it easier for women to get funding.


Cybersecurity Labor Crunch to hit 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021

The cyber crime epidemic is expected to triple the number of open positions over the next five years.

The ISC(2) Cybersecurity Lexicon

ISC(2) Cybersecurity Lexicon is a great resource for those seeking to understand cybersecurity industry terms.