diversity in tech

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.”

Online Coding Bootcamps Can Tip The Gender Balance In Tech

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.

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. 

Experts Panels On Security And Privacy At ISSA-LA Summit #9

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.

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?

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.

Stuck in Cybersecurity Hell? Here Are 5 Other Possible Ways Out of It

Mr. Shrobe recently published an article stating that formal education is the only way out of our cybersecurity hellhole. In response, Keirsten Brager wrote some alternative viewpoints from the perspective of a practitioner and a student of the discipline.

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.

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.