1283: The Cybersecurity Skills Gap and the Opportunities For Women

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Did you know there is a massive labor shortage in the cybersecurity field? It has been estimated that, on a global scale, there are over 1 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs—and if history is any indicator, that number is likely to increase.

So how do we solve the labor shortage in the cybersecurity industry? Think women. Right now, women in cybersecurity represent a mere 11% of the industry worldwide. That means that the cybersecurity industry is missing out on almost half of the population’s talent pool, during a period in history when cyber-crime poses one of our most menacing threats.

So how do we solve the labor shortage in the cybersecurity industry? I invited Amie Wei to Tech Talks Daily to talk about the opportunities for women in cybersecurity and learn more about her inspirational journey in tech.

Amie is the founder of the cybersecurity company Stellar Cyber and has 20+ years of experience building successful products and leading teams in data networking and telecommunications.

Amie also has extensive working experience for early-stage startups, including Nuera, SS8 Networks, Kineto Wireless, and well-established companies like Nortel, Ciena, and Cisco.

Before founding Stellar Cyber, she was actively developing Software Defined Networks solutions at Cisco. Aimei enjoys building a product from its initial design to its final launch. Aimei has an M.S. in Computer Science from the Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, and an Undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the Tsinghua University of China.

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