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Progress towards gender equality in cyber still slow

March 4, 2021

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021, CIISec’s research paints a disappointing picture of progress around equality in the sector, with 47% of respondents saying that had experienced or observed blatant misogyny that went undisciplined, while 61% said a lack of self-confidence was holding them back, and 50% did not believe they had the needed skills to move to more advanced roles.

“There’s no question that the cyber security industry must become more diverse. This isn’t only a matter of creating a more inclusive and fairer world. Without greater diversity and inclusion, the industry risks stagnating,” said Amanda Finch, CEO of CIISec.

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