THE FIRST LIST OF WOMEN EXPERTS IN THE CYBERBEEPING AREA!!
Every hour, there are 1000 cyberattacks in the world, mostly targeted at individual users. On the other hand, since 1980s there has been talk about cyber terrorism, i.e. activities which may constitute a danger to the states’ defensibility.
In Poland we can currently observe very clearly one global trend: lack of cybersecurity specialists. And among those who are or will be working in this area, there are still very few women. According to the data (e.g. the Global Information Security Workforce Study conducted by (ISC)2 and the Centre for Cyber Safety and Education), women constitute only about 11% of all the cybersecurity specialists. We greatly felt the lack of female role models in this area when preparing the 2019 Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit.
The situation requires decisive action, therefore we would like to distinguish, appreciate and most of all promote the women specialising in various areas of cybersecurity; to inspire the young generation with prominent role models, of which there are plenty, even in the field strongly dominated by men. This is how we came up with TOP20 Woman in CyberSecurity in Poland – a list of notable Polish women working in digital security.