Cybrary and WIT partner to help women advance in cybersecurity
A new partnership between IT MOOC platform Cybrary and Women in Technology (WIT), a professional organization for women in the technology field, aims to address two major challenges faced by IT organizations today: a shortage of cybersecurity professionals and a lack of women in technology.
Addressing two major issues
Demand for cybersecurity professionals is growing four times faster than the overall IT job market, and 12 times faster than the total labor market. In 2013, there were more than 200,000 national job postings for cybersecurity positions. What’s more, women make up less than 11 percent of the cybersecurity workforce, according to a March 2014 report by research and analysis firm Burning Glass.