Episode 23: The Gender Gap
A great gender gap exists in cybersecurity careers, with a severe shortage of women in jobs at every level. On Episode 23 of Ping: A Firewalls.com Podcast, our guest, Dr. Nir Kshetri, Professor at UNC-Greensboro and fellow with Kobe University, helps us examine exactly how much of a disparity there is. In addition, we talk about why the gender gap exists, why it makes networks less secure, and both what is being done and what we still need to do to correct the problem.
Read Dr. Kshetri’s article: “The lack of women in cybersecurity puts us all at greater risk.”
Then, in our cyber headlines segment, we talk about a prison sentence for a botnet creator in our first story. Next, we go over how it feels to be victimized by cyber crime. After that, we discuss the new normal in cybersecurity due to the coronavirus and its aftermath.
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