September 28, 2015

Gender Gap Widens in Cyber Security Field Long Dominated By Men

Women account for just one out of 10 cyber security professionals, as the gender gap widened over two years in a male-dominated field with a drastic workforce shortage, a survey showed.

ISC2, the largest organization that certifies cyber professionals, said on Monday that a poll of nearly 14,000 information security professionals in developed countries found that just 10 percent were women. That is down from 11 percent two years ago, said ISC2 official Elise Yacobellis. "It is certainly alarming to see it go down to 10 percent," Yacobellis said in interview.

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