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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Grace Hopper 2016: Blazing New Trails for Diversity

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.

Diversity Is Not a Statistic, It’s the Inclusion of Differences – All of Them

When promoting her new Cybersecurity Diversity Foundation, Mischel Kwon found herself reassuring males that diversity was not about excluding them, but rather including everyone. A diverse workforce simply means having the best thinkers, the best technologies, and the best solutions.

Diversity. Walk the Talk

When major brands like Microsoft are hosting conference parties with scantily-clad female dancers while at the same time requiring all employees to undergo “Unconscious Bias Training,” how do diversity programs at companies truly change behavior and not simply rubber-stamp efforts?