People will always be the largest attack surface, and with cyber-attacks becoming increasingly more sophisticated, it’s vitally important that professionals in the cybersecurity field adjust strategies that not only focus on solving the technological challenges, but also the human dimension. This will allow cybersecurity teams to not just keep up, but also get ahead of these hackers.
What if the key to unlocking a strong cybersecurity strategy is in addressing the labor imbalance for women in cybersecurity? Hear me out. It’s no secret that men outnumber women in the cybersecurity industry. In fact, according to a study conducted by (ISC)2 in 2018, women make up not quite a quarter of positions held on cybersecurity teams. Studies also show that when decisions are made by gender-diverse teams results were better 95% of the time.
So, is this divergence of the human factor in cyber attacks and lack of gender diversity in cybersecurity the key to building stronger cybersecurity strategies? Possibly.
Here at Entrust, we are passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion and while we’ve made great strides, there is still work to do to ensure both current and future colleagues see that we’re all actively choosing to challenge our DE&I efforts as a company. This is why on March 8, International Women’s Day, we will explore this topic more in a panel discussion open to the public.
If you are interested in exploring this topic with us, join our upcoming webinar, Gender diversity is a must for sustainable cybersecurity, a panel discussion.