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ESI ThoughtLab worked with a coalition of cybersecurity, cyber insurance, and technology experts from leading companies and associations to answer a central question: How can firms drive the best cybersecurity performance in today’s complex digital world? Our Driving Cybersecurity Performance research provides critical insights into how cybersecurity leaders organize for success, where they invest, and which technologies, processes, and analytical tools they use. The publicly available materials should help your firm optimize the use of its cybersecurity resources for the challenging times ahead.
Firms that lead in cybersecurity mitigate risk by following 6 best practices.
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-Larry Clinton, President, Internet Security Alliance
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-Peter Keenan, Chief Information Security Officer, Lazard
Driving Cybersecurity Performance: Improving results through evidence-based analysis was sponsored by a diverse coalition of companies that specialize in cybersecurity technology solutions and insurance. Each organization is an expert in its domain and would be happy to share its insights on the research results and what they mean for your business. They can also help you benchmark your company's approach with your peers highlighted in the study through use of our benchmarking platform and database.
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According to Cybersecurity Guide, there is a nation-wide shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals (some research puts the number at 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity-related jobs by 2021).
One way to meet this demand is to make sure that the cybersecurity workforce is diverse and inclusive. To that end, the industry has made great progress in hiring more women. In fact, in 2011, women made up 11 percent of the cybersecurity workforce. Today, women make up 24 percent of cybersecurity workers globally. But there is still work to be done to reach parity and a true sense of inclusion.
That is why they developed A Guide for Women in Cybersecurity. Among topics this guide covers:
- Why women have historically been underrepresented in the cybersecurity field
- What can be done to create gender parity in the cybersecurity industry
- Specific programs for women interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity
- How things are changing for women in cybersecurity, especially for the earning power of millennials
- Scholarship opportunities for women pursuing studies in cybersecurity
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