Gender Diversity Can Aid Cybersecurity: CISO Panel Suggests Keys to Greater Female Participation

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Gender Diversity Can Aid Cybersecurity CISO Panel Suggets
Scott Laliberte, Protiviti Managing Director, and Tricia Wagner, Protiviti Senior Manager

In December 2019, the Information Systems Security Association hosted a Women Leaders in Cyber Security panel discussion of chief information security officers who explained their insight on closing the talent gap. Some of the suggestions made by the panelists were anticipated, such as raising the proportion of female professionals, who account for only 24% of the cybersecurity workforce, according to a 2018 study by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium.

This article expands on the key takeaways from the discussion, highlighting how to attract more women in the cybersecurity field and the overall value of gender diversity in the workplace.

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