Why Diversity is Good for Cybersecurity

Different backgrounds lead to more ideas, better solutions

Diversity—differences in age, gender, race and ethnicity, cultural backgrounds— is good for business. Plain and simple.

Research over the years has found that the more diverse a business, the more profitable it tends to be.

Why?

Because different backgrounds and points of view lead to better ideas, solutions, and ultimately, outcomes.

A recent study from Gartner estimates that 75 percent of organizations with diverse leadership will exceed their financial goals through 2022. The findings also reveal that more diverse organizations outperform less diverse organizations by 50 percent.

A different study from McKinsey found that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity in the C-suite are 25 percent more likely to exceed profit targets than companies with C-suite diversity ranking in the bottom quartile.

The same study found that racial and ethnic diversity are just as important for a company’s chances at succeeding profit targets. This time companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity outperformed the profitability of those in the lowest quartile by 36 percent.

TalaTek is proud to be a female-founded business that embraces diversity and inclusion. TalaTek’s founder and president, Baan Alsinawi, believes that diversity makes an overall organization stronger, and the future of the cybersecurity industry depends on it.

“The future of cybersecurity depends on who contributes, said Alsinawi. “Right now, we desperately need more diversity in the field. Different backgrounds and life experiences lead to more ideas and ultimately better solutions for dealing with the cyber threats we face.”

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