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PCI SSC Announces Extension of its Award-winning Women in Payments Blog Series Through 2021
In response to industry feedback, PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is pleased to announce that it will extend its monthly, award-winning Women in Payments blog series through 2021. The original 12-part blog series, Closing the Gender Gap in Payment Security, which debuted earlier this year, highlights a professional, senior-level, female in the payments industry who represents PCI’s Board of Advisors and the payment card brands. In 2021, the blog series will expand to include all senior-level women who are active participants, and in good standing, in any of PCI SSC’s many programs.
The series, which earned an “Award of Distinction” in the category of ‘Web Based Production: Video Series’ at the 2020 Videographer Awards, aims to call attention to the deficit of women in cybersecurity professions. According to a recent Forbes article, published 20 May 2020, cybersecurity has a problem. Today there is a significant gap between the industry’s four million unfilled positions and the number of qualified professionals who can fill them, often dubbed the "skills gap." While progress has been made in recent years, women still only represent somewhere between 15 – 20 percent of the global cybersecurity workforce. One way to advocate is to highlight successful women who can serve as an inspiration to other women who might consider a career in the payments industry.
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