This is part of a running series for #IWD2021. We sat down with women leaders across the industry for a Q&A to get their insights on the state of women in cybersecurity. Recognize Women Leaders in the 2021 Tech Ascension Awards.
Rita Gurevich, Founder and CEO, Sphere:
"Although women remain the minority in cybersecurity we have seen a steady increase in not only the number of women entering the field but also becoming leaders. Women have brought a different perspective focusing as much on the end-user of the solution as well as the technology itself. Women are naturally good multi-taskers that bodes well in leadership roles. In the future, I see the number of women continue to increase and take on more leadership roles. Companies are seeing that diversity in the workplace isn’t just ethically important but also improves the company’s overall success by bringing to the forefront new perspectives and ideas from individuals with different backgrounds and experiences.
The advice I would give women entering into cybersecurity is you do not have to go it alone! We are a close community here to help each other and provide guidance. Find a mentor and someone you can rely upon."