Untapped
Talent
Women in Cybersecurity

WOMEN IN CYBERSECURITY

Females are approximately 50% of the global population.

The total number of women employed in the cybersecurity profession
Only 11%

EDUCATION

More women than men have earned graduate degrees, yet hold significantly fewer positions in executive management.

Degree Level by Gender

Master’s Degree or Higher

WORKFORCE COMPOSITION

Despite increased interest in the past 4 years to increase female participation in the profession worldwide, the ratio of men to women has barely moved forward.

North America

WOMEN

MEN

Gender

Role

WAGE GAP

At the

Executive Management

level the gap has narrowed

2015
$6,020
2017
$4,540

DISCRIMINATION

51% of women experienced various forms of discrimination in the workplace.

Only 15% of men experience discrimination in the work place.

Types of discrimination

Women who feel valued in the workplace benefit from sponsorship and leadership programs.

Sponsorship

Leadership

Companies must take action to engage, develop and retain women in cybersecurity or the workforce gap will continue to grow.

SPECIAL THANKS

This report was made possible by:

Co-Authors

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Sponsors

The Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) was made possible with the additional support of Booz Allen Hamilton and Alta Associates.