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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

7/5/2017
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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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Kelsey Ziser
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Kelsey Ziser,
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7/5/2017 | 11:02:05 AM
Re: talent gap
Agreed - there's more to be done!

Kate made a great point to continually ask questions throughout your career as technology is constantly changing. Women should feel encouraged to speak up and ask questions and encourage other women colleagues to do the same.
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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7/5/2017 | 10:52:26 AM
talent gap
Security is a huge field, touching on everything else being done in comms today, as evidenced by the worker shortage that Kate highlighted. There are a lot of strong female role models in cybersecurity, like Kate. I hope that will help encourage more women to enter the field, but clearly more needs to be done. Here is a good article that looks at the talent shortage in tech, in general, and in cybersecurity, specifically: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/plugging-the-gap-why-are-fewer-women-getting-into-cybersecurity/article/669025/
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