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.
How to listen
Listen to Ping – A Firewalls.com Podcast using the player above…
Or just about anywhere you prefer to listen to podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Overcast, TuneIn, iHeart, Pocket Cast, Castro, Castbox, Podchaser, YouTube, and of course via RSS, to name a few). Moreover, please remember to subscribe or follow where you can to get the latest episodes as soon as they’re released. And please rate and review us as well!
Missed our previous episodes? You can get them anywhere you listen to podcasts, or go to our full episode list.
Learn even more about network security through our blog, which features new content every week.
New episodes are usually released every other Wednesday. Have a special request for a topic or a question for our network engineers to address? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and it could be on our next show. Thanks in advance for any listens, follows, subscribes, reviews, comments, shares, and generally spreading the word!