The InfoSec Gender Divide: Practical Advice For Empowering Women

From: DarkReading

Barbara Johnson, Commentary

There is no one-size-fits-all approach for women to succeed in IT security. What you need is a roadmap and a little help from your friends.

While stigmas and stereotypes suggest the industry is not welcoming toward women, speaking from my own experience, I believe more women can become empowered women by researching IT security opportunities, developing security credentials and seizing security opportunities when they arise.


I earned my B.S. Engineering and Masters in Business Administration, becoming a senior security engineer and security manager. Along the way, I increased my competencies and certifications in information security and business continuity to establish myself as a senior security and compliance management consultant and as a senior instructor for security training and certification courses.

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