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Tara Maller: Half the Homeland – Mobilizing Women for Cybersecurity

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.