The 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) Women in Cybersecurity report, co-authored by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education and the Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy, and presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC focuses on the unique attributes, as well as the challenges facing women in this industry. A few of the highlights from this year's Women in Cybersecurity report include:
- Women comprise only 11 percent of the information security workforce.
- Women reported higher levels of education than men.
- Women in cybersecurity earn less than men.
A special thank you to the co-authors of this report, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education and the Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy, presenting sponsor PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, gold sponsor Alta Associates and sponsors (ISC)², IBM Security and Veracode.
The 2017 GISWS, sponsored by (ISC)², Booz Allen Hamilton and Alta Associates, Inc. was conducted June – September 2016, and had 19,641 respondents from 170 countries, likely making it the largest study of its kind ever conducted.
David Shearer, CISSP