The lack of women in cybersecurity leaves the online world at greater risk


Women bring a much-needed change in perspective to cybersecurity.Maskot/Maskot via Getty ImagesWomen are highly underrepresented in the field of cybersecurity. In 2017, women’s share in the U.S. cybersecurity field was 14%, compared to 48% in the general workforce.The problem is more acute outside the U.S. In 2018, women accounted for10% of the cybersecurity workforce in the Asia-Pacific region, 9% in Africa, 8% in Latin America, 7% in Europe and 5% in the Middle East.Women are even less well represented in the upper echelons of security leadership. Only 1% of female internet security workersa…

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