When Remotive.io founder Rodolphe Dutel tweeted “Tech companies must offer trust, not toys, to attract and retain talent,” it went viral. Rather than offering toys – ping pong tables, beer fridges, etc. – to lure in more candidates, Rodolphe outlines what organizations should offer instead to attract the best talent, and why.
As the Information Networking Institute’s new director, Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis made a commitment to figuring out why there were only 2 out of 34 female students that year. After reviewing the research, she found that culture matters — so she created Women@INI to foster an equal playing field.
The atypical brain (Autistics, Aspergers, etc.) is wired differently than the classic or “neurotypical” brain, and this cognitive difference has a strong impact on the world of cyber defense and cybercriminals. ASPertise founder Frédéric Vezon explains why the inclusion of Atypicals in the software/architecture building process will reduce the cognitive blind spots and increase the security of the systems.
From the men who stare at goats to the possibility of seeing the gorilla, research has found that leveraging methods from unrelated fields produce breakthroughs. Cybersecurity consultant Rachel Phillips explains why employers would be wise to consider the value of non-traditional skillsets when looking for their next security “genius.”
In October 2017, Bloc, one of the nation’s only fully online coding bootcamps, reached a new milestone. For the first time, a majority of Bloc’s newly enrolled students were women. Given recent events in the Silicon Valley and across the tech sector, the team at Bloc is proud to have tipped the gender balance in enrollment.
Website accessibility technologies broaden the use of the devices and applications, giving individuals with disabilities the opportunity to experience the capabilities and benefits of the personal computing, the Internet, and all they have to offer. However, as with most things technical, security and privacy are often afterthoughts; the same prove true as accessibility features are used.
In honor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (November 19), we are highlighting some amazing female founders and CEOs in cybersecurity and tech. Get to know the women who have launched, grown and run these successful companies!
At this year’s Black Hat Career Track, the Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Cybersecurity session examined the current landscape of women’s roles in cybersecurity. This expert panel of three top-level women provided tips and resources to help the predominantly female audience go forth and conquer that industry-wide workforce gap.
ISSA-LA presents two women in security and technology panels. The first panel explores information security, IT and other technology-oriented positions as they relate to attracting, recruiting, and maintaining diverse talent. And the second panel focuses on a different kind of inclusion: security versus privacy in the cybersecurity space.
Dr. Uma Gupta, professor, STEM expert and highly-sought after motivational speaker, has studied human nature and its influence on our personal and professional lives. In this interview, she discusses diversity from a neurological point of view and explains why it’s about time that we change the conversation about the lack of diversity in cybersecurity and tech.
Elena Elkina believes that even the most experienced and confident professional can use good career advice, and there’s no better way than through mentoring. Whether it is formalized or non-traditional mentorship, Elena provides a guide to looking for a mentor and reminds us that when you give, you get.
An embedded systems security researcher at Cisco, Jennie Kam provides a recap of the Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Conference. Her highlights include a motivating talk from DEF CON Kids co-founder and teenage hacker, career guidance sessions from government, corporate and academia, a bold and refreshing Facebook panel, and several InfoSec workshops like the one led by Google.
After decades of an average wage gap of 20% between men and women’s salaries for equal work, several cities and states have put their money where their mouth is by enacting legislation to make this illegal. How soon will all 50 States get on board with equal pay?
When a girl gets a Computer Engineer Barbie who needs the help of two boys to code, that sends a very clear message to her. Barbie may be modeled on life, but Mattel must realize that it needs to ensure that it models the doll on relevant, inclusive, diverse life.
From ‘Dreamtime Barbie With Her Cuddly Bear’ to ‘I Can Be Computer Engineer Barbie,’ we’ve come a long way in showing girls what they can aspire to. So why has the number of women studying computer science been steadily declining since 1984?
Amy Brachio knows the challenges of making partner at EY while raising two daughters and caring for ailing parents, but what made it bearable was the professional and personal support she received at every step. As a leader, her goal is to foster an environment that provides the same support for others.
The topic of diversity in the workplace has gotten more attention in the last few years, but what does that really mean in the tech industry? Many companies have put their money where their mouth is and created a Chief Diversity Officer position. Here are eight of them.
The founder of “Code Like A Girl” explains the overt sexism she experienced growing up, later in college and in the corporate world merely due to her gender, which made her only more determined to make strides for women who are interested in a tech-oriented career.
The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap won't close entirely until 2186. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Gail Coury, VP of risk management for Managed Cloud Services at Oracle, reminds us that we must all #BeBoldForChange if we went to sustain a workforce that meets the increasing demands of our digital world.
The word “diversity” is about so much more than just hiring more women in the workplace. Dr. Uma Gupta discusses how the human brain actually thrives on diversity and why you should get dressed in reverse order.
Britain’s GCHQ has been actively recruiting neurodiverse people into their foreign espionage workforce, but it doesn’t take a 007 to figure out that the cybersecurity industry needs to broaden their pipeline and get more creative about recruiting more diverse individuals.
At this year’s AppSec California conference – a yearly event for InfoSec professionals, developers, pentesters, and QA and testing professionals – the Women in Security panel was among the most highly attended, a very clear indication that this topic resonates strongly with both women and men.
The new movie Hidden Figures, about three black female mathematicians at NASA who were key figures in the space program that sent the first American astronauts into space, is proving that role models who look like you makes all the difference.
Through the experience of working with school kids and teachers across the Midwest — in rural, suburban and urban communities — the idea kept resurfacing: kids who face adversity develop resiliency. In this Equal Respect article, Sandee Kastrul asks: "How Can We Even Begin to Dream It if We Cannot See It?"
Hidden Figures, the true story of three female African-American mathematicians whose expertise allows NASA to launch the program's first successful space mission, puts black women front and center in this movie as well as back on the history pages — where they belong.
The mission of our Equal Respect column for ITSPmagazine is to provide a platform for the lack of diversity in the tech, InfoSec or cybersecurity fields. We’ve published 30 articles written by 24 experts, and here is a quick recap of some of our most popular, humorous, touching and amazing stories.