Women represent 20% of global cybersecurity workforce

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Tuesday, December 03 2019 18: 42

Cybersecurity Ventures data points to 9% growth compared to 2013 year


According to Cybersecurity Ventures, one of the world's largest cyber economy research companies, women will represent 20% of the global cybersecurity workforce by the end of 2019. This is a growth of 9% over 2013. Despite the scenario, the industry still projects a total shortage of 1,8 million unfilled job openings by 2022. It is therefore increasingly important for companies to make room for experts such as Angela McKay, senior director of Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy Microsoft, and Alissa Johnson, senior vice president of Cybersecurity Technology from Mastercard.

The growth of women in this mostly male field is also evidenced by Forrester. According to the US market research firm, the number of women occupying the position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in the companies of F, annual ranking with the largest companies in the United States, will reach 20% in 2019. At 2017, the percentage was only 13%.

In Brazil, there are more and more groups encouraging female participation in the area of ​​information technology, such as Mines Programm, a project born of the desire to see more and more women programming, and the PyLadies, a group of women developers who love Python programming. In the specific field of cyber security, the Cybercrime Magazine compiled 50 Associations and Groups women to be followed, such as WOMCY - LATAM Women in Cybersecurity, which aims to increase the presence of women in cyber security in all Latin American organizations.

TI Safe supports the growing number of women in cybersecurity. The TI Safe Academy, which offers specific training and certification for critical infrastructure protection, fortunately has women among its students. However, they are still few. If you are interested in entering this promising market, visit our site and learn about our training:

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