Lacework®, the data-driven cloud security company, in celebration of International Women’s History Month, launched “Secured by Women,” to honor, bring visibility to, and increase opportunities for the women making history in today’s cybersecurity landscape.
Despite comprising nearly half of the workforce, women only account for 38 percent of those in the STEM industry and 25 percent in the cybersecurity industry, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. Secured by Women not only celebrates the groundbreaking women shaping modern security but is also designed as an ongoing initiative to help more women secure a seat at the table, a voice in the decision-making process, and all the opportunities they deserve.
“In the security industry, we often talk about visibility—how to increase visibility into our technology environments to better see and understand our risks and potential threats. In that same spirit, now is time to increase visibility for the incredible women in the space who are leading, innovating, and revolutionizing modern security, ” says Sowmya Karmali, director of Product Management, Lacework.
“With this ongoing initiative, we hope to shine a light on this and create more urgency around increasing opportunities for women in security to showcase their amazing contributions and capture leadership roles. “On March 23, five women, nominated by their peers for making an impact in cybersecurity, will be selected as the first Secured by Women leaders. Lacework will sponsor each individual to attend one of the following upcoming major security conferences: RSA, Black Hat USA, Black Hat EMEA, or AWS re:Invent. Those recipients unable to attend a conference will be awarded the opportunity to donate the value of this sponsorship to a charity of their choice. And for every nomination submitted, Lacework is donating $1 to Girls Who Code.