STEM

It’s A Matter of Culture. Equality Means Equality. Period.

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.

Cybersecurity Needs Technologists? Are You One Of Them?

How can U.S. companies possibly narrow a tremendously cavernous skills gap in the world of IT security? Social innovation executive and author, Charles Eaton, believes one viable solution is now wending its way through our nation’s middle and high schools. In this 5-part series, Eaton delves into the five keys for “Raising the Next Generation of Technologists” and filling the cybersecurity skills gap in the process.

The Internet of Toys. Is Barbie Spying on You?

I just received a review sample of a toy that is—and this is not a word I use lightly—awesome. It's the Cozmo, a small robot that is just amazing. Isn't that adorable? But, what's the catch?

We Need to Bring Diversity to the Idea of Diversity

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.

Educating for a Responsible and Innovative Digital Future

Hak4Kidz: starting in America’s heartland, planting seeds for a responsible and innovative digital future. Roaming illustrator for ITSPmagazine, Lisa Chu, explores the world of cyber education across America.

What Could Be the Mysterious Reason Why Girls Are Not Interested in Tech Careers?

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.

And Then, Suddenly, Women Stopped Coding. What Happened in 1984?

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?

A Dialogue with Dinah Davis - Founder of Code Like a Girl

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.

#BeBoldForChange – What Will You Do to Boost Women in Tech

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.

RSA Conference 2017 - Recap | Don’t Talk About Diversity, Live It!

This RSA panel of security experts discusses the lack of diversity in cybersecurity and explores the responsibility of women when it comes to changing unconscious bias.

OWASP AppSec California Brings Diversity to the Beach

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.

Hidden Figures of Past and Present, as Inspiration for Future Generations

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.

Support Someone by Saying “I See You” and “You Are Not Alone.”

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?"

A Dialogue with Paige Schaffer - Generali Global Assistance

ITSPmagazine had a chance to connect with Paige Schaffer from Generali Global Assistance. We wanted to find out what inspires her; why she does what she does, and how what she and her company are looking to make a positive impact on society.

Diversity in Infosec and How to Connect More Kids to IT Careers

For the past year or more, one of the hottest discussions in the IT industry is how to get more diversity into the tech workforce. To dismantle the status quo, the industry needs to dive deep and form partnerships with academia, government, and nonprofits to get more people interested in IT careers and diversify the workforce for the long term.

This Is Why Men Should Fight Mightily to Defeat the Infosec Gender Gap

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.

Evolving the Tech Bro Culture and Attracting More Women

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 part 2 of this 2-part article in which Summer Craze Fowler shows how a lack of diversity affects all of us, she provides examples of what we can do to solve the disturbing fact that the number of women in the information security space is actually declining.

Find What Matters to You and Fight for It

For many years Dinah Davis was afraid to speak up about bullying and discrimination. In the Equal Respect article, Dinah shares her experience of overcoming these issues to become a successful businesswoman in the field of cybersecurity.

Girls and STEM Education Can Save Christmas

We’ve all read the articles, seen the statistics, and listened to the conference speeches—there is a huge gender gap in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Expert Deirdre Walsh explores how best to keep the US competitive and the world a better place through diverse talent in STEM roles.