“Women in tech” has been a hot topic for companies, and lack of diversity is now considered a business risk. Katie Stevens, Protiviti associate director, attended the Women in Cybersecurity
conference earlier this year. The key takeaway for her was this: cybersecurity requires innovative and out-of-the box thinking, anticipating and strategizing as much as other aspects of the business environment. Women have played and continue to play a remarkable role as inventors, programmers, problem-solvers and strategy-setters, and it would be a disservice to any organization to deprive itself of access to their expertise.