More women needed for cybersecurity roles

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New research from Forrester has revealed a significant shortage of women currently employed in the cybersecurity industry.

Women represent just 11% of cybersecurity professionals worldwide – and with projections predicting 1.8 million unfilled jobs globally by 2022, it appears the industry is calling for a change to address the gender bias.

The research also revealed that decision makers working in IT security point to lack of staff (25%) and the unavailability of staff with the appropriate skills (22%) as concerns for their companies.

The report closes by recommending that if the industry is to fill its millions of open positions, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) will need to actively recruit, retrain and promote women to help fill the global staff and skills shortages.


Stuart O'Brien

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