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Survey Analysis: Gender Diversity in Security and Risk Management Provides the Talent to Address the Skills Shortage

Published: 17 February 2017

ID: G00325584

Analyst(s): Roberta Witty


In a field where talent is in short supply, the presence and perspectives of women offer organizations a source of talent to address skills shortages. Security and risk management leaders should use our survey findings to enlarge their recruitment pipelines and build the most effective teams.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

  • Hypotheses Analysis Summary

Data Insights

  • Introduction
    • Competencies for Current and Future Careers in Security and Risk Management
  • Hypotheses Analysis
    • Hypothesis: Women and Men Approach Security and Risk Management Differently
    • Hypothesis: Women Are Underrepresented in the Technical Security and Risk Management Disciplines
    • Hypothesis: Women Are Well-Suited for the Future Jobs of Security and Risk Management
    • Hypothesis: Women See the Security and Risk Management Professions to Be an Excellent Career Path
    • Hypothesis: The Gender Makeup of a Team Can Impact the Success of the Team
  • Methodology
    • Survey Detail
    • Respondent Demographics

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