Inside Deloitte’s push for cybersecurity diversity

Get insights into the firm’s campaign to correct tech’s ‘gender deficit,’ as well as crucial guidance on how communicators can help mitigate data-breach damage.

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The insular world of cybersecurity has a reputation as a bit of a boy’s club.

That’s not the case at Deloitte, which is pushing to attract more diverse candidates to this vital line of work. It’s about more than diversity, fairness and representation, however. The world simply needs more women in cybersecurity. A cyber industry study found that the global digital security workforce will need to grow more than 145% to meet current demand. In other words: If we can’t attract enough qualified pros to this daunting but exciting arena, global security will be in dire straits.

To drive more gender equity in this emerging field, Deloitte Cyber has launched a global awareness and recruiting campaign to attract more women with diverse skill sets and backgrounds into the cyber profession. It also highlights those who already working behind the scenes to thwart hackers and prevent damaging data theft.

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