Academia takes on the cyber security gender gap

INDUSTRY VOICE A Take by an NYU Polytechnic Professor

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.

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