NZ Manufacturer Newsletter, November 2021
This is where efforts like #ShareTheMicInCyber come in. The project highlights experience of professionals already in the industry. Initiatives like Cyberbase and #MakingSpace from the R Street Institute, which aim to boost diversity at cybersecurity events, as well as the Women in Security and Privacy scholarship fund, eliminating financial barriers to cybersecurity trainings, grew out of #ShareTheMicInCyber.
Why cybersecurity needs a more diverse and inclusive workforce – As cyberattacks increase in scale and severity, so too does the global demand for cybersecurity professionals – in all aspects of the field and across all sectors. The supply seemingly cannot keep up, resulting in an acute talent shortage.