Gartner Research

Survey Analysis: CISOs Should Seek Female Security and Risk Management Professionals for Their Teams

Published: 02 April 2015

ID: G00269282

Analyst(s): Roberta Witty , Tina Nunno , Avivah Litan , Victoria Barber, Bettina Tratz-Ryan


Women who attended Gartner security and risk management events in 2014 find their jobs very rewarding and think they have some advantages over men in performing their jobs. CISOs should balance gender diversity as it can improve security and risk management strategies and tactics for the enterprise.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • How Women in S&RM View Their Careers
  • How Women in S&RM View Their Approach to the S&RM Professions
  • How Women in S&RM View Female and Male Work Relationships
  • How Women in S&RM View Gender Bias in the Workplace
    • How Women in S&RM View the State of the Workplace Gender Issue
    • How Women in S&RM Experience the Gender Issue at Work
    • Why Women in S&RM Put Up With Gender Bias at Work
    • How Women in S&RM Perceive Female/Male Compensation
    • How Women in S&RM View Female Marginalization in Work Conversations
  • Methodology
  • Appendix 1 Age of Women-Only Session Participants, by Conference
  • Appendix 2 Length of Time in a Risk Discipline of Women-Only Session Participants, by Conference

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