Last week, (ISC)² released its 2019 Women in Cybersecurity report; among other interesting ‘tidbits’, the report reveals that women now represent 24 percent of the cybersecurity workforce. While this is encouraging news – and shows that industry has ‘moved the needle’ - the report goes on to indicate that challenges like wage inequality remain

The (ISC)² report also found that while men still outnumber women in cybersecurity by about three to one, women in the field are advancing to leadership positions at a higher percentage.  

  • Chief Technology Officer – seven percent of women vs. two percent of men

  • Vice President of IT – nine percent of women vs. five percent of men 

  • IT Director – 18 percent of women vs. 14 percent of men

  • C-level/Executive – 28 percent of women vs. 19 percent of men 


The report indicates that pay inequities persist:  17 percent of women globally reported annual salaries between, $50,000 – $90,000, as compared to 29 percent of men; 15 percent of women indicated they earn between $100,000 – $499,999, while 20 percent of men earn at least that much, according to the report.


(ISC)² CEO David Shearer, CISSP was recently quoted in an article in Security Magazine, “Women in high-level positions will foster more inclusion and inspire young women to join the industry, and there are certainly many exciting opportunities available for those seeking to inspire a safe and secure cyber world. Diversity only makes us stronger.” 

THE MULTIPLIER EFFECT – ICMCP:  working to inspire the 24% to create MORE OPPORTUNITIES for women and minorities.

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