For quite some time, the number of women in the cybersecurity industry has hovered around 11 percent of the overall workforce. However, recent statistics show a modest uptick with the number now estimated to be about 24 percent − a bit of heartening progress.

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Some other interesting trends are emerging, which we explore further in our annual “Women in IT Security” coverage. For instance, (ISC)2’s Cybersecurity Workforce Study found more women generally taking up leadership roles than men − among them, CTO, VP, director and C-level positions in IT and IT security. Other researchers are finding that the ranks of women filling CISO roles in large enterprises will continue to grow.

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