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.