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Changing the narrative to empower young women in cybersecurity

On April 26, 2018, International Girls in ICT Day, Fortinet highlighted the need to encourage young women to consider this growing field. Women’s empowerment and a long-awaited equal footing is top of mind for many, but the importance of promoting a greater female presence in the cybersecurity market is often not discussed. With an increasing need for digital transformation and a growing cyber threat landscape in business, the need for more skilled experts in cybersecurity is rapidly rising and represents a unique career opportunity, as well as an opportunity for both young women and technology companies to reap the numerous benefits of a greater female presence in this vital sector.

Fortinet recently teamed up with IDC to study cybersecurity in business in Latin America. The LATAM Cybersecurity Interactive Whitepaper revealed that almost 25 percent of companies in Latin America and the Caribbean would be hiring cybersecurity talent. The issue is that three out of four companies also have difficulty in locating the cybersecurity talent they require, leaving a talent gap to be filled.

Read the full article online on Loop Jamaica News.