How to Attract More Women Into Cybersecurity – Now

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A recent survey finds a number of attributes women seek in their careers can be found in a cybersecurity profession – the dots just need to be connected.

With the cybersecurity industry facing a shortfall of 1.8 million professionals by 2022, increased efforts are underway to find and train more infosec pros – especially women who, according to a Global Information Security Workforce Study, comprise only 11% of the cybersecurity workforce.

And although a number of challenges exist in attracting women and young girls to a cybersecurity career, a number of similarities exist between the attributes these women and young girls seek in a career and what the cybersecurity profession can offer, according to a recent survey by Kaspersky Lab and interviews with female cybersecurity pros.

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