By Rebecca Lynch
Diversity hiring is a bandaid on top of broader, systemic issues. Compared to our male counterparts, women in information security and engineering have abysmal rates for both matriculation in computer science education programs and retention in full-time STEM employment. Solely encouraging increased recruitment of traditionally underrepresented groups, in this case women, fails to address the underlying issues that result in a smaller pool of women to hire, and double the attrition for women on the job.
Full Abstract & Presentation Materials: https://www.blackhat.com/us-19/briefings/schedule/index.html#woke-hiring-wont-save-us-an-actionable-approach-to-diversity-hiring-and-retention-16598