Report: Infosec women make progress in governance, risk and compliance

Women account for just 10 percent of the information security workforce, a new report shows, but are making progress in governance, risk and compliance jobs.

The absolute number of women in cybersecurity jobs has been growing, but they’re not even keeping up with the growth of the industry as a whole, according to a report released earlier this month by research firm Frost & Sullivan. In 2013, women made up 11 percent of the global information security workforce.

The report, based on a survey of 14,000 infosec professionals, was sponsored by International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) and Booz Allen Hamilton.

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