Women Cybersecurity Leaders Lacking
Cybersecurity field is dominated by men - Only 11% of all security professionals are women
Women Security Leaders Lacking - At a recent conference on Cybersecurity there was not a single women on the panel. That even with approximately 11 % of the total security workforce being women was striking.In study (Frost & Sullivan) of the male versus female security workforce by major global region, North America had the greatest percentage of women in security roles. The study found:
- North America 14%
- Asia-Pacific 10%
- Africa 9%
- Latin America 8%
- Europe 7%
- Middle East 5%
Many of the women in the security work force have more education than men, but men continue to outnumber women by nine to one.
In a study of the gender gap in roles and compensation that we conducted by our firm we found:
- Of the IT professionals paid over $125,000 are more likely to be men the women
- Women are a greater percentage of those paid under $50,000
Gender Gap Could Impact Long-Temp Employment Opportunities
Over time, this disparity could limit the experiences that will be necessary to become a Cybersecurity leader. There are signs of this happening today, especially in Europe and the Middle-East.
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