Just as there are many reasons why women haven’t yet joined the cyber security field, there are many reasons why they should.
In addition to the simple economics - like good job security and a competitive wage - the cybersecurity industry has a need for more workers and more women in particular. It’s a great avenue to explore for any applicant with a background in IT or mathematics or someone who is simply interested in building more experience in that field.
The need is great, the jobs are there and women need to be in the forefront for the industry to move forward. And to pave the way for other women who may have a passion or interest for the field.
Most importantly, cyber security is critical to the overall safety and security of our country – creating an opportunity to make a real impact by protecting the data, assets, and intellectual property of governments, corporations and individuals.
Digital technology and innovation is changing the world and cyber security is what enables these changes that connect us socially and provide incredible opportunities for business growth and solving world problems.
Lynwen Connick is Chief Information Security Officer at ANZ