Black Cyber Lawyers See Racial Diversity as Key to Data Safety
In the U.S. cybersecurity workforce, 9% self-identify as African American or Black, a 2018 report co-sponsored by trade nonprofits (ISC)² Inc. and International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals found. Overall, non-White professionals account for 26% of the field, and 14% of the workforce is female. Women make up 17% of professionals of color. The report partly blamed the skills gap on the lack of adequate training and mentoring programs that could encourage professionals of color to stay in the field.
Data from US cybersecurity sector.