Cybersecurity Women: Bright Future Ahead

May 13, 2024
1 min read

TLDR:

  • Study shows a promising trend of more women in cybersecurity leadership roles
  • Certifications and continuous education are crucial for professional advancement in the field

According to the article “Women in Cybersecurity: Light at the End of the Tunnel?” by Anna Delaney, key points include:

Clar Rosso, CEO of ISC2, discusses a recent study showing a positive trend of more women taking leadership roles in cybersecurity. Rosso emphasizes the importance of certifications and continuous education as tools for professional advancement in the field. She highlights that certifications are a demonstration of competence and widely respected in the industry. Employers tend to prefer candidates with certifications over those with university degrees.

The Women in Cybersecurity survey by ISC2 revealed challenges faced by women in the field, including low security awareness among end users, inadequate funding, and lack of management support. Rosso also pointed out factors contributing to women securing executive roles in cybersecurity. She is responsible for driving the strategic direction and management of ISC2.

In conclusion, the article sheds light on the increasing presence of women in cybersecurity leadership roles and the importance of certifications and continuous education for professional growth in the field.

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