Female Cybersecurity Leaders: By the Numbers

Female Cybersecurity Leaders: By the Numbers

Cybersecurity needs more women.

Although research suggests that the percentage of women in the STEM field is increasing, women still make up a strikingly small percentage of the total cybersecurity workforce — 11 percent in total, according to the 2017 Women in Cybersecurity study. Additionally, those who do hold positions within the industry are less likely to hold leadership positions; according to the same study, men within the cybersecurity workforce are four times more likely to be in C-level positions and executive management positions, and nine times more likely to be in a managerial position.

So, what does it take to be a leading force in cybersecurity as a woman? Varonis set out to answer that question by analyzing the current Fortune 500 list to determine which companies had women in their top cybersecurity positions. In all, only 65 of 500 did. Learn more about these female cybersecurity leaders, from their educational backgrounds to their career tenure, in the full infographic below.

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