Cyber-security

Part of Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th July 2017.

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Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office) 12:00 am, 5th July 2017

My hon. Friend makes an important point. Only 10% of the global cyber workforce are female. That represents a huge pool of untapped talent. As part of our ambitious plans to transform the nation’s cyber capabilities, we have launched new initiatives, such as the incredibly successful CyberFirst Girls competition to encourage young women to pursue a career in the industry—it has more than 8,000 participants. We also want business to do more to encourage women into that exciting and rewarding sector.