From the Fall 2022 Issue

Women in Cybersecurity Law: Undermining Prejudices

Elizabeth B. Shirley
Partner | Burr & Forman LLP

Girls and women too often avoid pursuing studies and careers in fields based in math and science, such as information technology, cybersecurity and, in the context of law, cybersecurity law. Indeed, there is (and was) a misperception and deeply rooted prejudice that girls and women are, by nature, not good at math and science. These views, created by society and internalized by girls and women from young ages, result in women’s disproportionately low representation in fields based in math and science – such as cybersecurity. However, the emerging field of cybersecurity law is positioned to escape this trend.

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