Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Careers & People

7/31/2018
12:00 PM
Kelly Sheridan
Kelly Sheridan
Slideshows
Connect Directly
Twitter
LinkedIn
Google+
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

10 More Women in Security You May Not Know But Should

The second installment in a series highlighting women who are driving change in cybersecurity but may not be on your radar - yet.
Previous
1 of 11
Next

Kelly Jackson Higgins contributed to this article.

The gender disparity plaguing cybersecurity – and the tech industry as a whole – isn't new, but it is particularly discouraging when the few women in the space aren't recognized for their work.

Women make up 11% of cybersecurity professionals around the world, researchers report, and even fewer hold leadership positions. Change in the industry has been slow-going, and it doesn't help that most male security pros believe women have the same opportunities for career advancement as they do. About half of women feel the same way, data indicates.

However, women can take steps to raise their visibility in the security industry – a sector in which most women are underpaid compared with their male colleagues and are more likely to face discrimination in the workplace. Raising awareness of the problem, embracing their roles as security experts, and serving as mentors to younger women are among the best practices.

The industry can also do more to support them. Plenty of women in the industry are making moves and changing cybersecurity for the better. Earlier this summer, for example, former Twistlock strategy officer and Forrester vice president Chenxi Wang debuted the first female-led cybersecurity venture capital firm, Rain Capital, a product of her security expertise and interest in investing in early-stage startups.

Wang isn't the only woman who is driving change in cybersecurity. In an effort to acknowledge the work women are doing to shape the industry, Dark Reading is publishing a series of articles about women who are making key contributions but aren't quite as well-known (yet), and who we think will make a difference in the future.

The first installment was published earlier this year, putting the spotlight on 10 women across all sectors of security. In this second installment, 10 more women were chosen based on research and recommendations from industry peers, experts, and colleagues. (Their profiles are in no particular order.) 

We are always looking to learn about women in cybersecurity whose work is poised to make a difference. If you know someone who belongs on this list, please send their names and any information about them and their work to [email protected].

 

Kelly Sheridan is the Staff Editor at Dark Reading, where she focuses on cybersecurity news and analysis. She is a business technology journalist who previously reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft, and Insurance & Technology, where she covered financial ... View Full Bio

Previous
1 of 11
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
aumickmanuela
100%
0%
aumickmanuela,
User Rank: Strategist
8/7/2018 | 4:42:15 AM
Jamie Tomasello
I don't know that in this sphere are working pretty girls, like this. This article is very interesting for me. Jamie Tomasello has interesting experience and give me good advices in my work!
SaulMorris
50%
50%
SaulMorris,
User Rank: Apprentice
10/21/2018 | 7:46:18 AM
Re: Jamie Tomasello
i agree
gif-washco
50%
50%
gif-washco,
User Rank: Strategist
8/17/2018 | 11:13:01 AM
Extroverts?
I have worked with and reported to female coworkers and leaders. The leaders in this article seem to have a common trait of being extroverts, no difference in comparison to their male counterparts. However, a lot of unsung female heros are not extroverts and work diligiently with their team members and customers. They do not want publicity. To me, they are also leaders...

 
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 8/10/2020
Researcher Finds New Office Macro Attacks for MacOS
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  8/7/2020
Lock-Pickers Face an Uncertain Future Online
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing Writer,  8/10/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
Special Report: Computing's New Normal, a Dark Reading Perspective
This special report examines how IT security organizations have adapted to the "new normal" of computing and what the long-term effects will be. Read it and get a unique set of perspectives on issues ranging from new threats & vulnerabilities as a result of remote working to how enterprise security strategy will be affected long term.
Flash Poll
The Changing Face of Threat Intelligence
The Changing Face of Threat Intelligence
This special report takes a look at how enterprises are using threat intelligence, as well as emerging best practices for integrating threat intel into security operations and incident response. Download it today!
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-16145
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-12
Roundcube Webmail before 1.4.8 allows stored XSS in HTML messages during message display via a crafted SVG document.
CVE-2020-16266
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-12
An XSS issue was discovered in MantisBT before 2.24.2. Improper escaping on view_all_bug_page.php allows a remote attacker to inject arbitrary HTML into the page by saving it into a text Custom Field, leading to possible code execution in the browser of any user subsequently viewing the issue (if CS...
CVE-2020-17372
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-12
SugarCRM before 10.1.0 (Q3 2020) allows XSS.
CVE-2020-17373
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-12
SugarCRM before 10.1.0 (Q3 2020) allows SQL Injection.
CVE-2020-6932
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-12
An information disclosure and remote code execution vulnerability in the slinger web server of the BlackBerry QNX Software Development Platform versions 6.4.0 to 6.6.0 could allow an attacker to potentially read arbitrary files and run arbitrary executables in the context of the web server.