As CTC member PwC has identified, the number of women working in the US information security profession is just 14% of the information security workforce. The gap is roughly double the shortage of women in IT professions in general.
To address this, our top priority for 2018 is going to be our Talent Initiative, and within that, a number of new programs. The most exciting of these is our Women in Cyber program, which has been running since early 2017. We've been featuring women in cyber professions in the CalCISO agenda since January. Our speaker series has featured outstanding women in the profession including:
+ Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace
+ Sina Beaghley, Senior Defense Policy Researcher, RAND
+ Jovana Helms, Deputy Associate Program Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Already, a small group of women leaders have begun assembling through CalCISO to develop comprehensive plans for the Women in Cyber program.
Learn more about CalCISO on the Initiative's home page here.