16 March 2017
As part of their 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study, (ISC)2 has published the second release, regarding Women in Cybersecurity. This work constitutes the largest-ever survey of over 19,000 cybersecurity professionals, and was commissioned by (ISC)2’s charitable arm, the Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM. This work sits against a projected global shortfall of 1.8 million cybersecurity workers by 2022.
The survey includes the following findings:
Proportion of female cybersecurity workers in Europe among lowest in the world; while gender pay gap is the highest as female cyber professionals earn approximately 15% less than men
Recommendations include creation of inclusive work places, increasing job satisfaction and ending pay inequity