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Best Practices: Recruiting And Retaining Women In Cybersecurity

Address Skill Shortages With A More Inclusive Culture

February 22, 2018


Why Read This Report

Despite its urgent and ever-growing importance, the cybersecurity industry is projecting a staffing shortage of 1.8 million unfilled jobs globally by 2022. Meanwhile, women represent just 11% of cybersecurity professionals worldwide. If chief information security officers (CISOs) hope to address their staff and skill shortage, they will need to actively recruit, retain, and promote women. In this report, we share best practices for security leaders to create a more welcoming culture for women in cybersecurity.

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Table of Contents

  • Cybersecurity's Skill Shortage Comes Alongside Massive Gender Bias
  • Security Leaders Can Close Skill And Gender Gaps Simultaneously
  • What It Means

  • Diversity Is Crucial To The Future Of Cybersecurity
  • Supplemental Material
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