Session: Cybersecurity as a future-proof career for women
With over 4M unfilled positions worldwide, cybersecurity is one of the most lucrative in-demand careers today. With competitive compensation and high demand, this career path has seen a steady rise in popularity, and yet women comprise less than 20% of the cybersecurity workforce.
Due to the dynamic nature of evolving threats in the security industry, more diversity is essential to successfully protecting individuals and organizations from cyberattacks. Since traditional forms of education are often out of touch and not a realistic option for many women, accelerated learning programs can provide an affordable and flexible access to careers in cybersecurity.
Ingrid Toppelberg, Cybint CPO, takes a deeper look into how alternative forms of education allow women to break this barrier and succeed in cybersecurity.
- Cybersecurity offers an exciting, lucrative career path with a lot of job opportunities
- The cyber industry needs more diversity in order to effectively protect individuals and organizations
- Accelerated learning in cybersecurity can allow women to take advantage of the opportunities cyber offers and change their lives
As Chief Product Officer at Cybint, Ingrid Toppelberg puts her formidable professional education expertise to work developing relevant, best-in-class oriented program for those entering the cybersecurity field or advancing their careers. In addition to her Cybint position, she currently serves as a Head Coach for the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Bootcamps, where she trains and manages MIT’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bootcamps coaches. An economist by training, Ingrid also worked at Mckinsey & Company, where she specialized in digitalization and change management. Ingrid holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School Of Management and a bachelor’s in economics from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires.