We should be reaching out to students at a much younger age so that they can make an informed decision when choosing their core curriculum and specialties such as STEM subjects, developing an analytical and curious mindset.
Its 100 years since women got the vote in the UK and more women are now speaking at Cyber-Sec conferences, alongside a renewed focus on recruitment and education. But momentum needs to increase. Kate O'Flaherty reports.
Needing constant human input for AI training in cyber-security defeats the purpose of reducing the required human labour. Unsupervised learning is a whole other challenge. But AI needn't be 100 percent supervised or unsupervised.
To encourage women to apply for cyber-security positions, think outside traditional "job title" boxes, state the problem you need solved. I felt like an imposter when I didn't have "all the answers." But only I second guessed my responses.
Data needs context, meaning and insight to move it up to the level of wisdom or understanding. AI should always be seen as decision support rather than decision-maker. The latter role is always best left to the human mind.
Recognising the problem and putting a plan and strategy in place on how you're going to tackle it is the essential first step.
CEOs must lead by inspiring, supporting and facilitating the education of children about cyber-security, develop internship and mentoring programmes, offer apprenticeships, facilitate diverse workforces, and empower employees.
Businesses, under constant threat of cyber-attack, have been forced to change the way they view and manage cyber-security to ensure they're not leaving themselves vulnerable.
It's not enough to see cloud adoption as an addition to existing security technologies and practices - businesses must adapt their entire security solution to become cloud-centric, and businesses must prepare for future threats.
While we wait for technology to mature, businesses need to view AI as a tool to be harnessed by skilled cyber-security professionals, not used in place of them.
How organisations can turn their biggest security threat — people — into their best security asset. But relying on people as the first and best line of defence requires well-trained professionals and there is a shortage.