As cyber investment booms, so do calls to tackle underrepresentation
Updated: Oct 29, 2020
Explore the dynamics of cybersecurity investment market and the need to challenge the status quo in this SC Magazine article by Derek Johnson featuring interviews with Niloofar Razi Howe, Cindy Gula and Chenxi Wang.
There are few industries drawing more outside investment these days than cybersecurity.
Our growing collective reliance on technology, the increasingly interconnected nature of IT systems across the public and private sector and the fundamentally insecure foundations of the internet have combined in recent decades to create a huge attack surface for hackers and malicious actors. The venture capital community has responded as well, pouring billions of dollars into startups who promise to close the security gaps of today and tomorrow. However, this golden age of investment continues to leave certain groups – like women and people of color – behind at the highest levels.