diversity

Darn It, Did You Really Miss The Gorilla?

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.”

Cybersecurity And Privacy Risk Of Web Accessibility Features

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.

Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Cybersecurity

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.

The Side Effects Of A Technology Craving Society - Part 2

When technology evolves faster than our ability to make sure there's a viable level of safety, how do we educate businesses and the layperson on best practices for IoT security? In this part 2 InfoSec Life article, Phil Agcaoili, CISO, shares his views on the need to raise InfoSec awareness in society while striving for (and embracing) diversity in cybersecurity. 

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.

Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Conference Recap

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.

One Small Step for Woman, One Giant Leap for Equal Pay – Kind Of...

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?

8 Companies with Chief Diversity Officer Positions

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.

Can Women in Intelligence Use Gender Bias to Their Advantage?

Former covert agent Valerie Plame compares working at the CIA to working in cybersecurity –  and how she was able to use gender bias to her advantage.

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.

Dr. Uma Gupta Says That Workplace Diversity Begins With Self

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.

The Modern-Day James Bond Is Autistic, Dyslexic or a Mother

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.

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?"

Katherine Johnson, a Hidden Figure, a Woman in Technology

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.

Join Us, as We Look Back at Diversity in Tech in 2016

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.

Don't Talk Diversity, Live It! Panel at RSA 2017

Join Chenxi, Jennifer, Mischel, and Leyla on February 13th for the “Don’t Talk Diversity, Live It!” panel at the RSA Conference 2017. Read this first so you can arrive prepared for the discussion.

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.

Most Companies Believe They Understand Diversity. Do They?

CTO2 co-founder Heather Corallo learned the hard way that all the research and best practices in the world won’t make a difference to diversity in tech if the policies are still being created without the input of these minorities.

Too Many Biases in Job Descriptions. Also, Are You Hiring Ninjas? Really?

When Director of Human Resources Amy Dolan started using a tool that flags sexist wording in their job descriptions, they increased their female employees from 28 to 44 in nine months. No one was more surprised than she was.

Guatemalan | 4’9” | Female | US Army Sergeant | Cyber Forensics Student | Badass

Cinthya Grajeda-Mendez, the first and only female to ever join the UNH Cyber Forensics Research & Education Lab, has twice found herself in a field dominated by men. From the military to cyber forensics, this 4’9” woman is the epitome of never giving up on your dreams and not taking “no” for an answer.