Women Chief Information Security Officers

WOMEN CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICERS

FROM THE EDITORS AT CYBERSECURITY VENTURES

Cybersecurity Ventures is on a special project compiling a list of Women holding Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles at F500 and G2000 corporations.

What exactly is a CISO?

CISO — a new role which has gained popularity over the past decade — is the senior-level executive within an organization responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected.

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Marene Allison is a 1980 West Point Grad and the CISO at Johnson and Johnson


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Why Women Chief Information Security Officers?

Roughly 11% of the cybersecurity workforce are women, compared to 25% in technology, and 50% of professional occupations overall.

The cybersecurity field needs to move the needle way up on the number of women who are employed, including CISO positions at major corporations.

The Cybersecurity Ventures compilation is intended to draw more attention to the importance of women in cyber.

Women in CISO roles are also role models for young girls learning about cybersecurity for the first time, and high school girls contemplating an education and career in the field.

Stay tuned for a directory of Women in CISO roles, which is scheduled to be published in 2018.

Visit WomenInCyber.com for a list of industry associations dedicated to women in cybersecurity.

Contact us for more information.

 



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