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The Gately Report: Sectigo Enterprise Sales Leader Calls for More Women in Cybersecurity

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the massively destructive WannaCry ransomware.

Edward Gately

May 13, 2022

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Although some strides have been made, more needs to be done to attract more women to cybersecurity. Furthermore, you won’t find many women in cybersecurity leadership roles.

The-Gately-Report-logo.jpgThat’s according to Jennifer Binet, Sectigo‘s senior vice president of enterprise sales. She’s been working to help shape the organization’s future and enhance female leadership in channel security.

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Sectigo’s Jennifer Binet

Binet is responsible for global enterprise sales strategy and success at Sectigo. The company has had double-digit, year-over-year enterprise sales growth under her leadership.

Over the past year, Binet has helped the channel team establish new partners by identifying key organizations and regions, developing relationships, and educating sales teams while promoting Sectigo as a leading technology partner in the enterprise space.

According to an ISC2 survey, women working in cybersecurity account for 24% of the overall workforce. This is a higher finding than in 2017, when only 11% of study respondents where women.

Bringing a Different Perspective to the Table

In a Q&A with Channel Futures, Binet talks about why it’s important to recruit more women into cybersecurity. She also said more minority recruitment is necessary.

Channel Futures: What are the benefits of having more women in cybersecurity and in leadership roles in cybersecurity?

Jennifer Binet: There’s definitely been this war for talent across all industries and definitely in cybersecurity — and really identity management. In my opinion, companies can only really create this more robust talent pipeline by bringing in more women. Some of the industries that have been hit the hardest are those typically male-dominated, and not because of [lack of] interest, but there wasn’t this big concerted effort to recruit more women. I think we’ve been fortunate to have many women in some of these strong leadership roles across Sectigo that have been typically held by men. So I think really as women, we simply bring a different perspective to the table. And I think that is something that really has been missed in the past. I do think it’s really critical to a company’s success overall.

See our slideshow above for more from Binet on women in cybersecurity and more cybersecurity news.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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