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Empowering Diversity in Cybersecurity: Closing the Skills Gap for Women of Color

Cybersecurity is more critical than ever in protecting our data, privacy, and infrastructure from cyber threats - leading to a growing demand for cybersecurity professionals. However, this industry lacks diversity, particularly among Women of Color, and educating and empowering Women of Color with cybersecurity skills is essential in decreasing the cybersecurity skills gap and the evolving cyber threats facing our society. Following are a few strategies to close this gap and foster a more diverse and inclusive cybersecurity workforce. Recognizing the Disparity Women of Color remain vastly underrepresented in cybersecurity careers. They face systemic barriers and biases that hinder their participation and advancement in the field. Recent studies reveal that women make up a small percentage of the cybersecurity workforce, with Women of Color representing an even smaller fraction. This disparity deprives the industry of diverse perspectives and talents that perpetuate inequalities in o