Women in security


International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regards to national divisions, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political barriers.

It is a day where the whole world comes together to celebrate the special contributions that women make to our society in all walks of life! With International women’s day just around the corner, we at GajShield uncovered some facts about women in the security domain.

According to the statistics by tripwire, women represent only 11%  of the entire cybersecurity workforce worldwide. We uncovered varied reasons as to why women avoid stepping into the cyber security domain from women themselves.

From their perception of it being a male dominated field to the struggle in our education system when it comes to overcoming stereotypes and the lack of role models in this sector contribute to the low response by women in this industry.

While these are majorly some of the reasons for women avoiding stepping into the male dominated IT security domain, job security, competitive pay are some other reasons for less women workforce worldwide.

The lack of diversity in security sector can hugely impact the innovation of an organization and security as a whole.

Why Women could be better cybersecurity managers?

  • The research shows that women are just as data-driven and analytical as men in decision making. In fact, in high pressure situations they are often even more analytical than men.
  • Mara Mather, a neuroscientist at the University of Southern California, and Ruud van den Bos, a neurobiologist at Radboud University in the Netherlands, both found that men under stress are more eager to take risks which may hamper the security of an organization as compared to women who avoid taking such risks even under pressure.

We at GajShield believe that It is imperative that women set themselves free from this stigma associated with joining network security as they can truly do as well as the men counterparts or even better in network security! To support women in security, we at GajShield have come together to take a noble initiative in our hands.

On the occasion of women’s day, GajShield encourages women who wish to pursue cybersecurity or be a part of the network security and to help this cause, we are arranging an absolutely free of cost training session to all women to help them come forward and pursue a career in network security. This training session is our initiative to bring about a change and to empower women in network security.

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