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ERIC Number: ED552968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 90
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3030-1023-1
Gender Differences in the Field of Information Security Technology Management: A Qualitative, Phenomenological Study
Johnson, Marcia L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This qualitative study explored why there are so few senior women in the information security technology management field and whether gender played a part in the achievement of women in the field. Extensive interviews were performed to capture the lived experiences of successful women in the field regarding the obstacles and common denominators of their journey. A convenience sampling approach was used in this study, interviewing women from professional organizations. The study found that male dominance in the IT security management field is a fact, yet has the potential to change over time if the current mindset on women in the field were changed. Young girls need role models that look like them and can expose them to the many options in the security field. The involvement of STEM programs, internships, and mentoring are absolutely necessary to get girls interested in the IT security and other technology fields while at a young age. In turn, the exposure can prepare them for college and university level academic programs that will eventually provide them opportunities to enter the IT security workforce. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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