The growth rate of the cybersecurity market in a decade (2004 - 2015) was USD 3.5 billion; whereas, the estimates growth chart shows that by the end of 2020, it would touch USD 170 billion! Consequently, the number of vacancies for qualified cybersecurity specialists would be about 1.5 million in the Information Technology sector.
It’s time women professionals step in with their exceptional risk taking and multitasking abilities, to plug the huge human resources gap.
Today, women are armed with higher education and certification credentials than ever before when compared to their male counterparts in tackling cyber threats. Women are actively engaged in key cyber defense areas ranging from risk analysis & management, threat intelligence analysis, incidents response, to security engineering.
While asserting themselves with their professional skills, according to an organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry, the representation of women for CIO/CTOs positions have increased this year compared to the 16% held in 2018 in USA. In another survey the percentage of women holding the VP of Info Tech post were ahead of men by 4% and in the corporate executive level they are ahead by a whopping 9%!