In Asia-Pacific, men continue to outnumber women in the growing field of cyber security - even as more women are entering the industry. According to a 2020 cyber security workforce study by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)², just 30% of respondents in Asia-Pacific were women.
The lack of awareness of the profession among students and unconscious biases in hiring processes are just some of the challenges that we must overcome before we can see more women in the profession. To be sure, efforts are underway to pave the way for higher women representation in cyber security. These include mentorship and internship programmes, along with initiatives to address misconceptions about the profession among students.
To unpack some of these developments, we also organised a panel discussion comprising women cyber security leaders and professionals who shared about their career journeys, among other insights. Read on to learn how the industry can work together to address this important issue.
Closing the gender gap
Mentorships, internships and gender diversity policies are just some of the ways to close the gender gap in cyber security
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In this webinar, we discuss the issues facing women in cyber security, the challenges of breaking into the field and why it’s important to close the gender gap Continue Reading
Women cyber security leaders
Some of the world's finest women cyber security leaders and professionals share their career journeys in a highly dynamic field
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Skills and certifications
Learn more about the certifications and skills landscape to accelerate your career in cyber security
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