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SECURE London | 2022

SL2209 - Cyber Resiliency and the Power of a Diverse Ecosystem


Apr 7, 2022 2:00pm ‐ Apr 7, 2022 2:55pm


Description

In October 2021, (ISC)2 released its “In Their Own Words: Women and People of Color Detail Experiences Working in Cybersecurity” report which outlines many of the contributing factors behind why diversity in all its forms (gender, age, ethnicity, skill set, etc.) is a rarity in the cybersecurity industry and has been for decades.

We know that the current cybersecurity workforce gap stands at more than 3.1 million trained professionals worldwide, according to the 2020 (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study. While the number of professionals in the industry grew by more than 700,000 in 2020, women and people of colour continue to be grossly underrepresented. So, how do we tackle this global and hard pressing issue that is directly tied to a more safe and secure cyber world?


In the UK, the new national cyber strategy has outlined and encouraged a ‘whole-of-society approach to building cyber resilience.’ It will take the whole of government, private industry, academia and NGOs—the entire diverse ecosystem—to partner together to strengthen our cybersecurity, which is directly tied to increasing diversity within the cyber profession.


In this session, you’ll hear from leading cyber experts as they discuss what this diverse ecosystem means, who must be involved in this ‘all-hands-on-deck’ inclusion effort, and how we must build diversity, equity and inclusion efforts into new and deeper partnerships to not only ensure a more inclusive cyber profession, but a safer cyber world.

Learning Objective:
  • Understand the UK's priorities to build a diverse and inclusive cyber workforce. Learn from best practices and case studies from different players in the cyber ecosystem.

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