Cybersecurity is notorious for being a male-dominated field. But the U.S. government has an even smaller percentage of women working in cybersecurity jobs than the global average of women working in the field.

About 11 percent of U.S. federal, state and local government cybersecurity pros are women, according to data provided to me by (ISC) 2, a nonprofit organization that provides cybersecurity certifications. About 24 percent of cybersecurity pros globally are women, according to the broader (ISC) 2 report that data is drawn from. Those women also tend to be younger and better educated than their male counterparts, the report found.

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