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CyberCast Season 3 Episode 19 15m listen

Tackling the Federal Cyber Workforce Shortage

Agency leaders encourage more women to join the technical workforce.

Women make up less than one-third of all STEM-related jobs. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security estimates there are at least 500,000 unfilled cybersecurity positions, which the agency deems a risk to national security. NIH’s Jothi Dugar, NIST’s Danielle Santos, and Okta’s Michelle Tuggle from the Women Tech Leaders event discuss how they¬†are encouraging and educating women to help fill the cybersecurity workforce gap and the gender STEM gap at the same time.

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