Dark Reading Explains:

The dirty little secret about most security job openings today is that they often inadvertently preclude women and minorities.

Employers typically have a specific type of person in mind for the job, and the job description is written accordingly, requiring several years of experience, a computer science degree or background, and other technical skills such as certifications or hands-on hacking tool expertise.

That’s not typically a diversity-friendly job description – training and tool costs are often out of range for inner-city and small-town candidates. A panel of diverse and accomplished female security professionals at Black Hat USA earlier this month shared their insight on this and other ways the industry is doing it wrong – and how to encourage more diversity.

Read more at Dark Reading.