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.
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.
Mandy Huth shares a day in her life as Director of Cybersecurity in order to produce further understanding of the challenges InfoSec professionals face and how we might overcome them.
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.
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.
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.
Although the word “neurodiversity” has been around since the late 1990s, not a lot of people are familiar with it. Simply put, this term describes the vast scope of differences in how people’s brains work and how they learn. Rather than a disadvantage in the workplace, neurological differences can offer a wider, more varied range of talent.
In 1963, President Kennedy signed The Equal Pay Act to ensure that discrimination of wages based solely on gender was eliminated. So why are we still dealing with wage discrimination in 2016?
A company can’t be diversified if its people aren’t diversified. This panel of five top-level women in the security industry discusses why the number of females in infosec and tech companies is actually declining, the inherent biases we all have about people, and what can be done to remove the obstacles to attract – and retain – more qualified women to this growing field.