WOMEN IN CYBERSECURITY
Females are approximately 50% of the global population.
More women than men have earned graduate degrees, yet hold significantly fewer positions in executive management.
Degree Level by Gender
Master’s Degree or Higher
Degree Type by Gender
Undergraduate Technical Degree
Despite increased interest in the past 4 years to increase female participation in the profession worldwide, the ratio of men to women has barely moved forward.
level the gap has narrowed
51% of women experienced various forms of discrimination in the workplace.
Only 15% of men experience discrimination in the work place.
Types of discrimination
Women who feel valued in the workplace benefit from sponsorship and leadership programs.
Companies must take action to engage, develop and retain women in cybersecurity or the workforce gap will continue to grow.
This report was made possible by:
The Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) was made possible with the additional support of Booz Allen Hamilton and Alta Associates.