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Cybersecurity Industry Missing a Crucial Component: Women (Information Age)

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There are over one million cyber security roles currently unfilled today, according to data from job site Indeed. But, as was made clear in 2017, global cybercrime is increasing, which means that number can more than triple by 2021, reaching close to 3.5 million.

The cyber security workforce shortage is severe – and it’s even worse when we look at female representation: 11% of cyber security workforce globally are women – and less than 10% of those women are in leadership roles.

In an effort to close this gap, Israeli cyber security startup Morphisec is launching its first Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship Program in the US. The program was initiated by Morphisec’s VP of Product Netta Schmeidler. She serves as chairperson of the scholarship committee.