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Women in Cybersecurity: A Study of Career Advancement

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4 Author(s)
Bagchi-Sen, S. ; State Univ. of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA ; Rao, H.R. ; Upadhyaya, S.J. ; Sangmi Chai

Although cybersec¿rity is a critical IT area, women continue to be underrepresented among its ranks. This first study of female cybersecurity professionals examines the required skills, existing challenges, and key success factors for women in the field.As our results show, addressing the needs of women at the beginning of their careers-starting at educational institutions-is crucial to their successful entry and success in the field.Currently, the US government has responded to this issue by providing grants to attract and train women in cybersecurity at the university level.

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IT Professional  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 1 )