DLI Director Joins OECD Cybersecurity Panel

On 6 February 2024, Cheryl Miller, DLI Director, joined an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Microsoft panel on “Building a Skilled Cyber Security Workforce: Insights from OECD Countries,” taking place in Paris and online.

Digital Decade for Europe Skills Targets Embrace Gender Equity

Joined by experts from Poland, Ireland and France, Ms. Miller’s interventions focused on ways to increase participation of girls and women as ICT specialists in the EU, including in cybersecurity. She underscored that this is consistent with the aim of closing the gender gap in these fields articulated in the Digital Decade for Europe mission.

The OECD event also showcased results from two recent OECD reports:

  • “Building a Skilled Cyber Security Workforce in Europe” Report
  • “Building a Skilled Cyber Security Workforce in Five Countries” Report

“The first countries to recognize diversity in cybersecurity as critical to national and regional security will definitely reap the rewards,” Ms Miller concluded.