SC Magazine's second annual Women in IT Security edition recognizes some of the industry's best and brightest leaders, achievers and influencers. As we did last year, we're starting things off by highlighting 22 women – our Power Players, Women of Influence and Women to Watch – whose contributions to the field prompted their designation as our 2015 honorees. You'll also find new stats within these pages, offering a glimpse of the current gender and pay gap status women in information security careers face, coupled with in-depth features on a range of topics – from women taking a stand against revenge porn to updates on how tech and security companies have followed through on their promises to diversify the workplace. A feature on security startups sheds light on female entrepreneurs, including the challenges they've faced and the lessons they've learned while bringing their companies out of stealth mode.
Each year, it is our hope that the topics discussed here will provide insight and, most of all, bring about improvement within the industry. It's with great pleasure we present to you our 2015 Women in IT Security issue.
(left to right) Cecily Joseph, VP of corporate responsibility and chief diversity officer, Symantec; Jean Pawluk,
founding member, Cloud Security Alliance; Melinda Rogers, CISO, Department of Justice; Yan Zhu, software engineer, Yahoo; Julie Cullivan, SVP of business operations and CIO, FireEye
Photos by (from left): Christophe Testi, Julian Michael, J.M. Eddins Jr., Adrian Hallauer, Charles Le