In the last few years, large-scale cyber attacks have changed the way corporations think about and invest in cybersecurity. And along with that demand, the severe shortage of cybersecurity professionals has been brought to light. Corporations need to invest in people, and investing in diverse talent is key.
While we’re starting to see improvements in the cyber workforce, (ISC)² reports that only 24% of cybersecurity roles are filled by women. And in leadership roles, the numbers are far lower.
That’s where Day of Shecurity comes in – a free, interactive, one-day annual conference that launched in 2017. The goal: build a stronger and more gender diverse security workforce. How? By bringing women and non-binary individuals together to build skills, make connections, and gain resources to make a professional leap into this exciting field a reality.
For this year’s event, held on May 11th, Pluralsight was excited to be part of the effort to help build a more robust and inclusive cybersecurity workforce.
With more than 1,000 attendees, amazing keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, and talk tracks ranging from technical to career-building, the event was filled with everything an aspiring cybersecurity professional could want.
Here are my top takeaways from this year’s event.