To celebrate International Women's Day in 2023, we held our Elevating Women in Cyber Symposium.
This paper is a culmination of the talks, workshops, and discussions that took place
around the topic of encouraging more women to join and remain in the cyber
We live in a digital society. The UK is a digital economy. Our government, businesses and homes are intrinsically linked to digital processes, integral for the functioning of everyday life in the UK.
Cyber security is, therefore, a key strategic sector for the UK, both for the economy and the long-term security of the nation’s homes, businesses and critical infrastructure.
The sector contributes over £10billion a year to the economy, and recorded double-digit growth in 2021/22. The UK is now the third largest exporter of cyber security services globally, with exports more than doubling since 2018.
A failure to properly invest in resources in cyber security would not only threaten the growth of the sector but would
present a fundamental and critical risk to economic growth generally, and would mean a genuine, real threat to the UK’s prospects.
And yet, despite its growth and critical importance, the cyber security sector still faces a diversity problem.
Read the full paper below, or download the pdf here.