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.
Entrepreneurs and businesses know, better than anyone, that survival is contingent upon adaptability. So why is there still a lack of diversity in this field? Avani Desai brings 15 years’ of experience in the IT field to offer her own suggestions as to how to close this gender gap.
Chenxi Wang, Chief Strategy Officer of Twistlock and co-founder of ITSPmagazine’s Equal Respect column, reflects on her experiences at this year’s Grace Hopper conference and the hope and excitement it continues to inspire for women in tech.
The challenge of increasing gender diversity across the tech sector is not just an abstract problem, as Megan McCann, a woman who owns a tech talent business, knows very well. But rather than simply give lip service to this issue, she has taken action by co-founding ARA and provides these concrete ideas on championing your organization’s diversity efforts.
It's time to achieve equal respect for women in security, and the new Equal Respect column series is just what we need to bring it home. in this inaugural article, Chenxi Wang speaks of her new partnership with IT Security Planet and the fantastic lineup of contributors waiting in the wings to share their thoughts on this unwelcome industry challenge.