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Publication date: December 15, 2022

Why diversity matters when recruiting cybersecurity staff

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Male dominated: only 12% of IT staff working in UK cybersecurity are female Putting diversity at the heart of your cybersecurity team helps you spot issues and problems that might not have occurred to you

As the threats facing governments and businesses from online channels grow, so too does the demand for talented individuals to work in and around the cybersecurity space. It’s one of the main areas in which there is a skills shortage; the International Information System Security Certification Consortium estimates that there are 3.4 million open roles for cybersecurity professionals, while the World Economic Forum’s Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2022 found 59 per cent of organisations would find it challenging to respond to a cybersecurity incident owing to the shortage of skills within their team.

The situation isn’t helped, though, by a distinct lack of diversity in the cybersecurity sector. Just 12 per cent of people who responded […]

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