Women's Equality Day 2021: Women in Cyber Are Stronger Together

Women's Equality Day is a reminder of not only how far women have come, but how much work still needs to be done. With a strong community that's dedicated to belonging and improvement, "women in cyber" is gaining traction as a top topic and real initiative push from companies around the world.

We heard from women all across cyber about what the industry can do to improve and tips for women in cyber looking to rise above it all.

Lodrina Cherne, Certified Instructor at SANS Institute and Principal Security Advocate, Cybereason

“There is still a tremendous amount of work that needs to be done to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the workforce. By and large, white men continue to dominate the C-Suite and many roles in a number of fields, especially in cybersecurity. To cultivate a diverse cybersecurity workforce and help solve the talent shortage requires multi-pronged approach to beef up the talent pipeline and recruit more women. This includes an investing in education, C-suite accountability and commitment to driving equity within the organization and building a mentorship within an organization. Having diverse, positive role models in the field and allies are critical to bringing in those from underrepresented backgrounds.”