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The Gender Gap in Cybersecurity Needs to Close

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, there will be up to 3.5 million job openings in cybersecurity by 2021, but experts say there is a serious shortage of those trained to fill those spots. Furthermore, only 20% of cybersecurity workers currently are women, which can limit perspective when it comes to solving cyberthreats. "The wider variety of people and experience we have defending our networks, the better our chances of success," says Priscilla Moriuchi, director of strategic threat development at Recorded Future according to Forbes. Got a daughter interested in this field? Take a look at the tips for women entering cybersecurity in the article.

Black Girls Code and Mattel’s Barbie Team Up

According to KPIX-TV (San Francisco), Mattel has teamed with Oakland, Calif., nonprofit Black Girls Code to develop a new black Barbie that builds robots and may inspire girls and minorities to pursue careers in science. "Black Girls Code is breaking barriers, pushing down walls and really empowering our girls to let them know they can be here," says the nonprofit's Amber Morse.

Marvel Comics Will Promote STEAM

Marvel Comics will feature science, technology, engineering, arts and math subjects on five upcoming covers to engage young readers in those fields. The covers will show well-known superheroes, including Spider-Man, Moon Girl, the Hulk, and a new female character in the Iron Man saga named Riri Williams, doing STEAM-related activities.

Marvel Comics Will Promote STEAM

Marvel Comics will feature science, technology, engineering, arts and math subjects on five upcoming covers to engage young readers in those fields. The covers will show well-known superheroes, including Spider-Man, Moon Girl, the Hulk, and a new female character in the Iron Man saga named Riri Williams, doing STEAM-related activities.

STEM Dolls Arrive For the Holidays

Is smart the new cool for young girls?

STEM Dolls Arrive For the Holidays

Is smart the new cool for young girls?