Academia takes on the cyber security gender gap
INDUSTRY VOICE A Take by an NYU Polytechnic Professor
- Phyllis Frankl for TechRadar October 3rd, 2014
- Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/academia-takes-on-the-cyber-security-gender-gap-1267798
If you are working in any information technology field, it will undoubtedly come as no surprise to you that there is a severe shortage of cyber security experts. One seemingly logical solution - raising the number of women in the workforce from today's 10-15% to something closer to the general workforce gender mix of 48% female - is proving far from easy. In recent years, academia has applied its research-and-experiment approach to the broader issue of how to attract women to computer science and engineering, and now steps are being made in the subset of cyber security, as well.