Best Practice Report

Best Practices: Recruiting And Retaining Women In Cybersecurity

Address Skill Shortages With A More Inclusive Culture

February 22nd, 2018
Claire O'Malley, null
Claire O'Malley
With contributors:
Laura Koetzle , Heidi Shey , Madeline Cyr , Christopher McClean , Elsa Pikulik , Peggy Dostie


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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