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How to Attract More Women Into Cybersecurity Now
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SchemaCzar
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SchemaCzar,
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1/18/2018 | 1:28:13 PM
Re: Women think BETTER than men
* troll warning! * straight from Hawaii Civil Defense!  ;)
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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1/18/2018 | 12:07:38 PM
Women think BETTER than men
I'll toss a little bomb of a comment here - in my experience, women think and analyze cyber-security issues FAR better than men ever do.  There are a ton of reasons for this, to much for one page really but calll male ego the curse of all men.  Women can conceptualize better, solve puzzles better (which is what cyber security really is at the base) and come to different, more correct, conclusions!!!   In many ways, men are generally IDIOTS!!
SchemaCzar
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SchemaCzar,
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1/13/2018 | 5:51:45 PM
Forget women - where are African Americans of either sex?
Teaching Computer Science I have lots of female students, but almost no African Americans.  I have some Haitians and folks from Africa, but I can't remember the last time I had a black American in one of my classes.  Up to my recent departure from the software industry, it was much the case there, too.  Maybe it's a Boston thing, but this is a much bigger "problem" in my eyes than underrepresentation of women.
ltcollins
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ltcollins,
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1/13/2018 | 3:46:30 PM
Re: MORE FEMINIST SEXISM!: How to Attract More Women Into Cybersecurity Now
I find this post extremely sexist making it seem like it is wrong that there are not enough women in Cybersecurity like it is a sickness that "nerdy men" are in the field and that is a turn-off for women to get in the field unless there are men that look like "Ken dolls."  No one writes articles about female dominated fields such as nursing and education, asking this same question on how we can attract more men to these female dominated fields.  Yet many universities will give free tuition for women to go into STEM and still have a difficulty getting women or keeping women to finish the programs.  As far as I know these same universities will not offer free scholarships or tuition for men in female dominated industries when universities now are females dominated on average 68% female/male ratio except for the STEM fields because the classes are more difficult and challenging.  The 100 and 200 level undergraduate classes have more women than men usually.  Many women will start off working towards a science degree because they hear about the more money they can earn and take the free scholarship money, then later switch to an arts degree.  As an instructor, I get asked to water down requirements and make it easier for women; but you have to ask in a cybersecurity scenario will the attackers make it easier because women are protecting that guarded system?

We are all supposed to be equal right.  Why do we have to go out of our way having to change things to make it more attractive to women to want to be in Cybersecurity?  In the nursing field, regulations are created in the name of patient safety and comfort that are purposely created to diminish the role of male nurses such as requiring a female nurse present in the room or a female supervisor on duty if the patient is female.  This tells employers that male nurses are a liability and will cost them more since a male nurse is more restricted than a female nurse in performing duties.  If I as the patient request a male nurse, they will say they do not have one so deal with it.  If this was told to a female, lawsuits and the media will be all over it asking why no female nurses are available. 

I am tired of how people think there is something wrong with Cybersecurity if there is a lack of females.  It makes me think that women are more equal than men and get special treatment because they are women.  Whereas men have to prove they possess the skills in order to get hired and do a job.  I have had many female students demand an "A" when they have incomplete assignments and average test scores.  Women should be treated the same as men are treated nothing more.  It is not a sickness because men have an interest and many women could care less about Cybersecurity but women really care about makeup and celebrity gossip. 

The author is just promoting a female supremacist agenda that men are bad and women are always good.  Cybersecurity is still a developing field.  It is difficult getting many "C" level executives to spend money in Cybersecurity or hire Cybersecurity teams to adequate staffing levels even though this is needed, they will accept the risk and leave Cybersecurity positions unfilled.  To waste resources on chasing non-interested women into Cybersecurity or entice them by starting their base pay higher than male recruits is completely ludacris!
Bhumi joshi
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Bhumi joshi,
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1/13/2018 | 8:20:23 AM
Women into cybersecurity
Hello, my self Bhumi Joshi, and I am from India. I want to go in cybersecurity field, I am passionate about it, I had also done the course of CEH still I did not get any job.everybody (every company) needs an experience, they don't think, once they will give a job then and then my experience will build. So, I thought after reading this article, (really this thing can happen???) Give me some suggestions!!


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