Calling All Women: The Cybersecurity Field Needs You And There's A Million Jobs Waiting
- Steve Morgan for Forbes March 28th, 2016
- Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevemorgan/2016/03/28/calling-all-women-the-cybersecurity-field-needs-you/#6738f9555ca4
Cybersecurity has a gender problem: Only 11% of the world’s information security workforce are women, according to the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) — a 501(c)3 non-profit passionate about helping and empowering women to succeed in the Cybersecurity field.
The small representation of women in cyber is a big opportunity for them to enter a field with a severe labor shortage. There are one million cybersecurity job openings in 2016.
The NYU Tandon School of Engineering offers the GenCyber Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) Summer Program for High School Women. This is a free, three-week, full-day summer program providing an introduction for high school women on the fundamentals of cybersecurity, and computer science. No background or experience in cybersecurity or computer programming is needed in order to apply. NYU's summer cyber program is generously funded by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency.