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Women in Cyber

Women are still underrepresented in the global cyber security workforce. What can organisations do to bridge this gap?

Cyber security has become one of the hottest and fastest-growing fields in technology across the globe today. Despite the continuous growth in cyber security spending and opportunities, women’s representation in the cyber workforce remains low - even more so than in IT. This is against a backdrop of a growing skills shortage in cyber; by 2022 there could be a global deficit of 1.8 million cyber security professionals.

How can organisations begin to bridge this gap? One way is to encourage more women in to cyber security; another is to offer them equal opportunity to rise to senior leadership roles. At Deloitte, we are committed to addressing this gender imbalance, which is why we launched our EMEA Women in Cyber initiative. By collaborating across EMEA, internally and with clients, we aim to promote gender diversity in the cyber security industry and work towards closing this gap. Watch the space below for regular updates on all activities.

 

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Our Women in Cyber Vision

We want to make an impact far beyond our internal Deloitte Cyber team. To do so we have developed the Deloitte Women in Cyber initiative over the last three years and are now working collaboratively across EMEA with a common vision for the future:

To promote gender diversity in cyber security industry by initiating the dialogue, creating awareness and fostering a community that inspires young female talent to consider a career in cyber.

In order to achieve our objectives, we must influence and shape the minds of individuals to understand that the cyber security industry is open to anyone regardless of backgrounds, education or gender. We must harness our current talent to ensure we have a rich pipeline of females ready to step into leadership role and raise awareness of how successful diverse teams can be.

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