This is part of a running series for #IWD2021. We sat down with women leaders across the industry for a Q&A to get their insights on the state of women in cybersecurity. Recognize Women Leaders in the 2021 Tech Ascension Awards.
Rosa Lear, Vice President, Marketing at Theta Lake:
How has the women workforce in cybersecurity evolved over recent years?
Women have always been part of the cybersecurity workforce, but we’re definitely seeing a growth in both the number of women in the segment and the level of influence associated with that growth versus 15 years ago. The capability, understanding, and knowledge to be part of this market segment has always existed, but the opportunities were fewer, and the number of women interested in the field was lower. When I began marketing to this segment in the beginning of my career, the majority of our target audience were men, whether it be a practioner or an executive.