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Why state governments struggle to hire women in cybersecurity roles

by Benjamin Freed

Women account for less than one-quarter of the cybersecurity workforce overall, and in government the gap is often even wider. Maria Thompson, the chief risk officer for the North Carolina Department of Information Technology, shared at a conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on Tuesday her theory of why this continues to be the case. “If you wake up in the morning and everyone you work with looks the opposite of…