Essential Guide

APAC women in cyber security

Introduction

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.

1Gender gap-

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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What it takes to attract and retain women in cyber security

The narrowing gender gap may be a cause for cheer, but more needs to be done to curb discrimination, and attract and retain women for cyber security roles in Asia-Pacific Continue Reading

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Bridging the gender gap in cyber security

Some professional groups and companies in Asia are working hard to improve awareness of the cyber security profession and mentoring talented women in a bid to bridge the gender gap Continue Reading

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Empowering APAC women on the frontlines of cyber security

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

2Profiles-

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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Making a mark in cyber security

Claudean Zheng’s knack for hacking landed her a career in cyber security, one that has been dotted by stints in both public and private sectors Continue Reading

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How women can succeed in cyber security

A cyber security professional at Australia’s IAG shares her career journey and insights on how women can succeed in the field Continue Reading

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Cisco engineer: Why we need more women in cybersecurity

Progress on the cybersecurity gender gap has been slow but steadier recently. Cisco engineer Michele Guel explains how to hack the gender gap. Continue Reading

3Training-

Skills and certifications

Learn more about the certifications and skills landscape to accelerate your career in cyber security

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10 cybersecurity certifications to boost your career in 2021

A consensus of industry professionals rank these security certifications as the most coveted by employers and security pros. Continue Reading

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OT security in APAC remains work in progress

Two operational technology security experts shed light on the state of OT security in the region, and what’s being done to address skills, competency and organisational challenges Continue Reading

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How Australia punches above its weight in cyber security

Australia is playing to its strengths in niche areas such as governance and deep tech to punch above its weight in the cyber security industry Continue Reading

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Plugging Singapore’s cyber security skills gap

Some 20 teams of cyber security industry professionals and tertiary students in Singapore pitted their skills against one another in a competition aimed at plugging the cyber security skills gap in ... Continue Reading

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