Tara Maller: Half the Homeland – Mobilizing Women for Cybersecurity

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Lastly, we need to work on expanding the base of female applicants with targeted social and cultural messages that change perceptions about women in national security and get younger women more interested in pursuing careers along this path. We need to change cultural and social perceptions and stereotypes about the types of individuals who are well equipped for these roles and alter the image of what it means to be a security professional in the 21st century. Dynamic and inspiring role models and mentors are critical.  

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Tara Maller is a research fellow in the International Security program at New America. She also currently serves as the Spokesperson and Senior Policy Advisor for the Counter Extremism Project (CEP).