Long time ago were the days when technical professions still belonged to men. More and more women join the professional field of cyber technology and also create for advancement in management positions.
Women who enter a senior position in cybersecurity are primarily a question of whether they were in the right place at the right time. If you want to take your luck into your own hands, you should rely on targeted further training: 35 percent of women in cybersecurity industry were relevant to advancement on the career ladder. Mentoring can also play an important role in professional development. However, there is a lot of catching up to do, as 25 percent stated that they had never benefited from mentoring. On the other hand, good news is that at the end of 2020, women accounted for an estimated 20 percent of the cybersecurity workforce worldwide, which has almost doubled in five years compared to the previous years.
Women Become Active In Cybersecurity
It is also imperative that this gap now begins to close and that more women become active in cybersecurity. IT is already lacking qualified personnel and the shortage of experts will continue to be a serious problem in the future. According to the US Labor Statistics, half a million new jobs in computer and information technology are to be created in the US, which is an above-average number compared to other sectors. These statistics testify to the enormous demand for experts. In view of this, it is important that as many jobs in cybersecurity as possible be filled and perhaps especially by women. This is the only way to meet the increasing need for cybersecurity specialists. Women can have a tremendous impact on their organizations regardless of their title. Their title and time on the ground do not define what they know and what influence they can have on this community. They are not defined by their influence or even their abilities, they are defined by their work.