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Mind The Gap! : Explaining Gender Inequality in Cybersecurity

Peacock, Donna and Irons, Alastair (2017) Mind The Gap! : Explaining Gender Inequality in Cybersecurity. In: CASS Public Lecture, 1st March 2017, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)


There is currently significant underrepresentation of females in the cybersecurity industry caused by low numbers of women entering the field and further compounded by a high rate of women choosing to leave a highly male dominated work environment. This is a significant concern because the current skills shortage in the industry and associated crisis in dealing with cybersecurity threats, and also the inherent social injustice of inequalities in accessing a stimulating and well paid career path.
In this seminar the findings of a quantitative survey will be outlined and will consider the reasons for the formation at non-STEM identities in girls, the impact of family and educational professional upon career choices, patterns in recruitment, barriers to career progression, and the causes of the high rates of attrition among female cybersecurity professionals.

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Depositing User: Donna Peacock


Item ID: 14598

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ORCID for Donna Peacock: ORCID iD
ORCID for Alastair Irons: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2022 15:29
Last Modified: 18 May 2023 09:36