In a survey of cybersecurity professionals, both ethnic minority respondents as well as women said they were not given the same opportunities as their white or male counterparts.

The survey of around 300 practitioners of all ethnicities and genders was conducted by Synack and the University of California-Berkeley.

"Security is traditionally a white, male space," Aisling MacRunnels, Synack's chief business and growth officer, told SC Media. MacRunnels wrote the forward for the report.

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