A mentoring scheme is to be launched by the (ISC)2 Women in Security (WiS) London Chapter.
Aimed at helping women who are interested in information security to explore the profession and the opportunities it offers, the mentoring scheme is aimed both at new entrants to the profession and experienced professionals.
The group said that new entrants will benefit from a more in-depth understanding of the various specialisations within information security as they make their career choices, while women already working in IT will be encouraged to consider security as a career option.
Emili Evripidou, coordinator of the WiS group and information security consultant at Ernst & Young, said: “Our members bring invaluable information security experience from across industries. This mentoring scheme will support women with all levels of experience by helping them to evaluate their options, explore areas of interest and identify new career paths to meet their professional and personal goals.”
Richard Nealon, member of the (ISC)2 board of directors, said: “The information security profession has a lot to offer women in terms of job satisfaction, healthy salaries and career progression. Likewise, women in the workplace bring a different set of skills and strengths that the industry across the board can benefit from. As a profession, we must correct this imbalance.”
The mentoring scheme will be officially launched next Tuesday 2nd July 2013 at an invitation-only WiS group event hosted by Ernst & Young at the company's offices in central London. The event is open to both (ISC)² members and non-members. Those interested can request an invitation at: http://www.eventbrite.com/