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2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study: Women in Cybersecurity
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As part of our mission to engage, develop and advance women, the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy is very proud to be co-authors of The 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study: Women in Cybersecurity  

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 Major Findings:

  • Women are globally underrepresented in the cybersecurity profession at 11%, much lower than the representation of women in the overall global workforce
  • Globally men are four times more likely to hold C- and executive-level positions, and nine times more likely to hold managerial positions than women.
  • 51% of women report various forms of discrimination in the cybersecurity workforce
  • Women who feel valued in the workplace have also benefited from leadership development programs in greater numbers than women who feel undervalued.
  • In 2016 women in cybersecurity earned less than men at every level.

For media inquires about the report, please contact joyce@altaassociates.com and lynn@ewf-usa.com.


Want to Learn about the 2017 Women in Cybersecurity findings?
Join Joyce Brocaglia, EWF Founder and CEO of Alta Associates & Lynn Terwoerds, EWF Executive Director as they host a webinar to present the findings from the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study: Women in Cybersecurity.

  • Learn some reasons why women only make up 11% of the cybersecurity workforce
  • Learn how leadership development programs and mentoring impact cybersecurity women in the workplace
  • Hear about actions companies can take to help address the findings

When: Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at Noon ET

Register here: http://ewf-usa.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=944082


"For 15 years the Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy has been committed to addressing the very issues highlighted in this report by delivering programs which retain and advance women through education, leadership development and the creation of trusted relationships."

~ Joyce Brocaglia, EWF Founder

 EWF Programs that address the 2017 Women in Cybersecurity Study findings:

Finding from study:

 

“Taking the growing workforce gap into account, organizations that want to increase job satisfaction and help women succeed need to offer and enroll women in internal and external mentorship and leadership development.”(pg.17)

EWF Leadership & Mentorship Programs:

  

 

 

Actionable Solution from study:

“Conduct a gap analysis to see if programs exist internally and externally, and determine how accessible they are to women in the organization.” (pg.20)

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