Staying safe online has never been more important with cyber-attacks happening to organisations large and small all over the world daily. Yet there is a huge cyber skills gap shortage, with those who do enter the profession tending to be men. Few women pursue careers in cyber security, but those who do are shattering the glass ceiling and contributing to the safety and security of the internet, our critical national infrastructure (CNI) and our day to day lives.
Shockingly, the most recent Global Information Security Workforce study by (ISC)2 found that women in the cyber security profession represent only 10% of the workforce. It is clear that much more needs to be done to attract women to enter the cyber security industry and take up STEM careers in general.
“The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume 2” is a compilation of inspiring stories and interviews with women in the cyber security industry who are pioneers and leading the way in helping to protect the world from the growing cyber threat. It is hoped that this book will feature women in the cyber security industry from all over the world.