Delving into Diversity

Wednesday, April 20 | 9:00AM–10:00AM | Vashon, San Juan Level, Third Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
A 2015 poll conducted by ISC2 found that of 14,000 security professionals worldwide, women account for just one out of 10 cybersecurity professionals. The results compared with previous years' data showed that the gender gap has widened over the past two years. The National Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that this white, male-dominated field has a drastic workforce shortage that will last through 2020. Please join me in this SPC first, a conversation focused on women and minorities. We will identify barriers and opportunities faced by women and minorities in IT Security. Men are welcomed and encouraged to attend this session.

OUTCOMES: Learn about the role of unconscious bias in hiring decisions * Identify barriers and opportunities for women and minorities in information security * Identify opportunities for EDUCAUSE to develop resources targeting women and minorities


  • Cathy Hubbs

    Chief Information Security Officer, American University

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