The coronavirus has had a positive impact on women working in cybersecurity – a study claims

The coronavirus pandemic has helped companies grow cybersecurity teams and has positively impacted the careers of women, a new report from Tessian claims.

In its latest survey, the company found that 94% of cybersecurity teams have hired new staff members in 2020.

The report also states that 89% of women working in cybersecurity feel secure in their jobs. Furthermore, 49% said the pandemic has positively affected their career.

Another encouraging finding is that the perception of a gender bias is slowly coming down. While it is still high at 53%, it has come down from 66% the previous year.

In 2020, 42% of women working in the space believed a big deterrent for new entrants was it not being considered “cool” or “exciting.” However, 76% of those aged between 18 and 25 said the sector was interesting and 88% stated it was important.

That being said, just 31% of those classes as Gen Z would consider a job in the field.

Click here to see the full report.

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