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Cyber security needs more women role models, says report

June 9, 2020

Information and cyber security assurance body Crest has highlighted a number of actions needed to improve gender diversity in cyber security, including more outreach into schools, dedicated career mentoring for women entering the sector and changes to recruitment practices.

Borne out of research undertaken at a recent gender diversity workshop organised by the non-profit group, alongside polling of its accredited members, Crest’s report, Exploring the gender gap in cyber security, found that while awareness of gender diversity was improving in security, there was still more work that could be reasonably undertaken to make an even greater difference.

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