Why Do Women Leave IT Careers?

May 22, 2018
Hosted by Rebecca Herold

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In this episode we discuss how to encourage women into STEM careers, IT in particular, and motivate them to stay. This most definitely is NOT a man versus women issue! Some of the greatest supporters of women in STEM are men and some of the greatest in opposition are women. There are many opinions and ideas for how to get more women involved in IT and keep them in the industry but there is no simple answer. Many actions must take place, throughout entire lifetimes and generations, and many attitudes which must change. Challenges attracting and keeping women in IT is due to many factors, from the atmosphere in which children are raised, to the people who are influencers in their lives, and too many practices within the IT, info sec and privacy industries that often result in forcing, or encouraging, women to leave their careers. Hear ideas and results from research for how to attract and keep women in STEM careers from an expert who spoke on this topic at the April 2018 RSA Conference.

Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor

Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor

Tuesday at 2 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

There are more information security and privacy threats than ever before. As more technologies emerge, more big data analytics are used, and more artificial intelligence systems are deployed, cybersecurity and privacy risks grow exponentially. Rebecca has spent her entire career working to improve information security and privacy protections, by not only raising awareness of the issues within businesses and other types of organizations, but also by raising the awareness of these risks in the public and helping them to understand how to better protect their own personal data, allowing them to take their privacy protections into their own hands. Rebecca offers you information about these existing and emerging security and privacy risks and provides fresh insights into the impacts of exploiting these risks, and gives guidance, tips, expert advice, news, with fascinating guests, to help all organizations, and the general public, understand what they need to do to mitigate these risks.

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Rebecca Herold

Rebecca Herold

Rebecca has over 25 years of systems engineering, information security, privacy and compliance experience, is CEO of The Privacy Professor(r) consultancy she founded in 2004, and Co-Founder/President of SIMBUS, LLC Information Security, Privacy, Technology and Compliance cloud services. Rebecca engineered the systems and created all the content for the SIMBUS services, which include an automated risk assessment, a learning management system, breach impact calculator (the first to be published in 2002), breach response and breach management automated tasks system, to name a few. Rebecca has authored 19 books, contributed to several dozen other books, and published hundreds of articles. Rebecca led the NIST Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup for seven years, was a co-founder and officer of the IEEE P1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group, and is on numerous advisory boards. Rebecca was an Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for nine years. Rebecca has received numerous awards for her work, and has provided keynotes on five continents to date. Rebecca is frequently interviewed, including regularly on the KCWI-TV (Des Moines) morning television show, serves on Advisory and Directors boards, provides expert witness services, and is quoted in diverse broadcasts and publications. Rebecca holds the following certifications: FIP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US, FLMI. Rebecca is based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

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Episode Directory

May 2018

  • 5/29/2018: Swatting Dangers and Defenses Coming Soon
  • 5/22/2018: Why Do Women Leave IT Careers? Listen Now
  • 5/15/2018: Who's Eavesdropping on You? Government Surveillance and Laws Listen Now
  • 5/8/2018: Honey Sticks and Honey Points: Not-So-Sweet Cyber Crook Tools Listen Now
  • 5/1/2018: Why Nation States and Cybercrooks Love Wi-Fi Listen Now

April 2018

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