Black Women In Cyber

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately 5.3 million people in Computer and mathematical occupations. Of that number only 25.8% are Women, and only 8.7% are Black. For Information Security Analysts during this same time frame there were 125,000 people reported. Of these 17% were women and 15% were Black. Women are grossly underrepresented in Computer related fields representing 23.6% of other computer related jobs with Black women representing only 12.7%. Black Girls Hack was created to help show Black women and girls the job prospects in Cyber Security, people in the field who look like them who are doing the jobs, and provide training and resources to help reduce the gap in the Cybersecurity field.

https://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat11.htm

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