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Cyber Gender Gaps

Women Are Underrepresented In The Cybersecurity Sector—And Paid Less Than Their Male Colleagues

9:1 Approximate ratio of men to women in the global cybersecurity workforce
img Just 4% of senior executive cybersecurity roles are occupied by women.
img 28 percent of women feel that their ideas are not valued at work.
img 61 percent of women who feel valued say their organizations provided thorough training and leadership development resources.

The gender pay gap has narrowed at the top and middle organizational levels—and widened at the bottom*:

*All figures represent the average annual salary disparity between men and women among each employee type.

Source: “The 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study: Women in Cybersecurity,” The Center for Cyber Safety and Education and Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy, 2017
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