Women in Cyber

Just 24% of information security professionals are women, despite a global shortage of information security workers that numbers in the millions. Why do so few women enter the information security? Why do even fewer stick around? In this podcast series we interview prominent women in cyber security to get their thoughts about how to attract women to the field, and keep them around.

Attracting more women to information security will help solve a cyber worker shortage.

Episode 209: Fortinet’s Renee Tarun on Scaling InfoSec To Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges

The information security industry needs both better tools to fight adversaries, and more people to do the fighting, says Fortinet Deputy CISO Renee Tarun in this interview with The Security Ledger Podcast’s Paul Roberts.

Women’s History Month

Episode 207: Sarah Tatsis of BlackBerry on finding and Keeping Women in Cyber

In this week’s episode of the podcast (#207) we speak with Sara Tatsis of the firm Blackberry about her 20 year career at the legendary mobile device maker and the myriad challenges attracting women to- and keeping them in the information security field.

Women’s History Month

Encore Edition: Veracode CEO Sam King on Infosec’s Leaky Talent Pipeline

Women are more than 50% of the population, but barely 20% of the information security workforce. Why? In this encore podcast in honor of Women’s History Month, we revisit a 2019 interview with Veracode CEO Sam King to talk about cybersecurity’s leaky talent pipeline.

Attendees at the Black Hat Briefings

Episode 205 – Google’s Camille Stewart: InfoSec’s Lack of Diversity is a Cyber Risk

In this interview, Camille Stewart, Google’s Head of Security Policy for Google Play and Android explains how understanding how systemic racism influences cyber security is integral to protecting the American people and defending the country from cyber adversaries.

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Episode 203: Don’t Hack The Water and Black Girls Hack Founder Tennisha Martin

In this episode of the Security Ledger Podcast (#203) we talk about the apparent hack of a water treatment plant in Oldsmar Florida with Frank Downs of the firm BlueVoyant. In our second segment: is infosec’s lack of diversity a bug or a feature? Tennisha Martin of Black Girls Hack joins us to talk about the many obstacles that black women face as they try to enter the information security field.