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About Women in Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity Initiative launched the Women in Cybersecurity Project to address what it sees as a major national security issue: the industry’s large gender gap. The dearth of women in the field makes all of us and our systems less secure; if you want everyone in the population to use a security solution or product, it’s critical that the people designing those products are representative of that population so they're able to integrate distinct needs and preferences. New America’s Women in Cybersecurity Project seeks to dramatically increase the representation of women in the cybersecurity/information security field by fostering strategic partnerships with industry leaders, producing cutting-edge workforce research, and championing women’s voices in media.