Online Learning Update

June 30, 2021

Why Improving Diversity in Cybersecurity Is Important to Everyone

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

Danny Palmer, ZD Net

Improving diversity in the cybersecurity industry by doing more to hire people from different backgrounds can help improve online defences for everyone because it will enable information security teams to think about – and defend against – concepts and attack techniques they may not have considered before. Figures from an NCSC report on diversity detail how over 85% of professionals working in cybersecurity are white, compared to under 15% from black, Asian or mixed ethic groups. Two-thirds of the industry identifies as male, compared to 31% identifying as female, while over 84% of those surveyed identify as straight, compared with 10% who identified as LGBT. But diversity is – gradually – increasing.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/why-improving-diversity-in-cybersecurity-is-vital-for-everyone/

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