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Employees Need Trust, Not Toys

When Remotive.io founder Rodolphe Dutel tweeted “Tech companies must offer trust, not toys, to attract and retain talent,” it went viral. Rather than offering toys – ping pong tables, beer fridges, etc. – to lure in more candidates, Rodolphe outlines what organizations should offer instead to attract the best talent, and why.

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.

Neurodiversity Is A Superpower For Hacking And Cybersecurity

The atypical brain (Autistics, Aspergers, etc.) is wired differently than the classic or “neurotypical” brain, and this cognitive difference has a strong impact on the world of cyber defense and cybercriminals. ASPertise founder Frédéric Vezon explains why the inclusion of Atypicals in the software/architecture building process will reduce the cognitive blind spots and increase the security of the systems.

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.

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.

A Selection Of Female Founders & CEOs In Cybersecurity

In honor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (November 19), we are highlighting some amazing female founders and CEOs in cybersecurity and tech. Get to know the women who have launched, grown and run these successful companies!

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.

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.

When You Give, You Get. The Power of Mentoring

Elena Elkina believes that even the most experienced and confident professional can use good career advice, and there’s no better way than through mentoring. Whether it is formalized or non-traditional mentorship, Elena provides a guide to looking for a mentor and reminds us that when you give, you get.

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.

My Impact on Society as a Female Data Scientist

Xuan Zhao, a female data scientist in the information security industry, explains how machine learning dramatically helps her work have a true impact on society, and vice versa.

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?

How I Pay It Forward and Build a Better Workplace in Cybersecurity

Amy Brachio knows the challenges of making partner at EY while raising two daughters and caring for ailing parents, but what made it bearable was the professional and personal support she received at every step. As a leader, her goal is to foster an environment that provides the same support for others.

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.

What’s It Like Running the Daily Race of 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.

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.