Several efforts are underway to support women in cybersecurity and encourage more female computer science students to pursue the field. Yet Dennedy and others say that really tipping the scales in favor of gender diversity will require the entire industry to talk differently about security.
“Men and women are just socialized differently,” Dennedy says. “We approach problems from different perspectives because of how we were raised to see the world. I was not driven by the thrill of battling invisible enemies over the Internet. It's far more personal: It's about protecting people’s identities."
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