Despite a steep increase of women in cybersecurity jobs, many women are still making less than their male counterparts. A recent study called (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study: Women in Cybersecurity, provided both encouraging and frustrating data for women interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity.
THE GOOD NEWS for women in cybersecurity
According to the data, women now represent 24% of the cybersecurity workforce (compared to 11% from previous studies), and 35% are Millennial or Gen Y (compared to less than 20% from previous studies). The studies show growing numbers of young women interested in pursuing a career in the male-dominated tech industry.
This tremendous growth of women in the cybersecurity field was attributed to several reasons, including being exposed to technology at an