From rising stars to veterans heading up research teams, check out our profiles of women making a big impact in cyber defense as the threat landscape expands.

While cybersecurity does suffer from a gender gap by the numbers, there are many notable women out in the field kicking butt and taking names. 

Women are increasingly playing a huge role in many cybersecurity organizations — from entry-level analysts all the way up to CISOs and risk executives. In honor of Women's History Month, Dark Reading takes a look at seven women who are on the front lines of security research and analysis. 

Some of them are rising stars, others are veterans heading up research teams and penning reports that will influence the future of cybersecurity strategies and defensive techniques. All of them are worth following for their insights.

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About the Author(s)

Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.

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