In this video, learn about the importance of bringing new talent to security and how SIA and the Women in Security Forum are inspiring a new generation of women to join the industry.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) Women in Security Forum, generously supported by Intel, presents this new video to help raise awareness of the demand for talent in the security industry and the exciting and rewarding career opportunities available in this field. In the video, SIA Women in Security Forum Chair Kasia Hanson discusses how the forum supports the advancement of women in the security industry and fosters leadership roles, and Stacy Deveraux of ASSA ABLOY highlights the variety of opportunities and important mission that security offers. Young security professionals Kelsey Carnell and Morgan Khov also share their experiences working in this cutting-edge, evolving field.
Physical security is a growing industry that’s looking for talent to help build its next-generation workforce. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecast a more than 30% jump in cybersecurity employment opportunities by 2029, and that growth has created an urgent need for workers. Currently, women only make up 11% of the security industry worldwide, and SIA and the SIA Women in Security Forum are working to help fill this talent gap.
SIA’s Women in Security Forum works to engage all security professionals to promote, recruit and cultivate the leadership of women for a more inclusive and diversified industry. The SIA Women in Security Forum offers a number of key programs and activities, including the SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship, which furthers educational opportunities and promote advancement for the widest spectrum of people possible in the security industry; the SIA Progress Award, which celebrates individuals who advance opportunities for women in the security industry; the SIA Women in Security Forum keynote event at ISC West; volunteer efforts that give back to the community; a virtual education series; collaborative projects with other organizations that seek to empower women in the security and technology fields; sponsorship of the Women in Biometrics Awards, which recognize distinguished female leaders in the biometric identity and security industry; thought leadership and speaking opportunities; and engaging networking and professional growth events. Participation in the SIA Women in Security Forum is open to all SIA members; learn more and get involved.