This year, Tessian released four research reports, covering topics like the cybersecurity skills gap, social engineering, insider threats, and remote-working.
Now, looking back on the year, we wanted to highlight some of the most relevant insights for security leaders and the larger industry.
If you want more information about any individual insight, download the full report or check out the other suggested resources listed throughout.
If the number of women working in cybersecurity rose to equal that of men, we’d see a $30.4 billion boost to the industry’s economic contribution in the US and a £12.6 billion boost in the UK.
66% of women agree there is a gender bias problem in the cybersecurity industry.
51% of women say that a more accurate representation of the industry in the media would encourage new entrants.
“People hear 'cybersecurity' and think of hackers in hoodies. That's a bit of a caricature, maybe with some legitimacy to it - and that was even part of my own experience - but that's no all there is. ”
“Understanding how stress impacts behavior is critical to improving cybersecurity. The events of 2020 have meant that people have had to deal with incredibly stressful situations. And when people are stressed, they tend to make mistakes or decisions they later regret. Sadly, hackers prey on this vulnerability. ”