Government Needs to Diversify Its Cyber Workforce

Government Needs to Diversify Its Cyber Workforce

The federal government must immediately work to reverse the under-representation of women and racial and ethnic minorities in its cyber workforce by increasing funding across America’s education system and tapping into more inclusive talent streams, lawmakers and a panel of experts said Tuesday.


“Right now, the vast majority of the cybersecurity workforce is white and male–only 9% are African American, 4% are Hispanic and 11% are women,” Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation Subcommittee Chairman Cedric Richmond, D-La., said at a hearing on the cyber talent pipeline in Washi ..