"Our own experience has taught us that security practices are best achieved through diverse teams, since diversity enables the necessary different viewpoints on the security issues," said Marisa Viveros, IBM's vice president of security services.
As a result, IBM is helping support programs like Distinguished Lectures in STEM, the IBM "Girls Go TechKnow" summer camp, and Pathways in Technology Early College High School. IBM is also sponsoring the first National Women in Cybersecurity Conference this April, along with Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Lockheed Martin, and other organizations.
"Everything we're about as a society today is tied to technology," said Symantec's Joseph. "More women need to be a part of of this industry because we're defining the future of society."
And the information security profession is protecting that future.
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