Cybersecurity is of utmost importance due to the sophisticated cyber-attacks occurring, mainly in the banking sector. Cybersecurity is considered a vital industry to protect and secure both the consumer and the owner. This study aims to examine and investigate women in the field of cybersecurity in the digitized banking sector. This study covers several factors that affect women's contributions in this field, including challenges and limitations, women in Fintech and ecosystem, women involved in digital transformation, women in applying cybersecurity management strategy, social and economic impacts, and skills and qualifications in the field of cybersecurity for banking. Most of the studies highlight the shortage of women in this field and the need for improvement and innovation. Quantitative and qualitative methods were conducted to ensure the credibility of the information provided. The results illustrate that women in Bahrain can work successfully in the cybersecurity field and overcome the challenges and limitations. Moreover, women are interested in advancing in this field and promoting their skills in improving cybersecurity in the digitized banking sector. Most of the previous studies have mainly focused on women joining the cybersecurity field, but they have not sufficiently addressed their role and importance in the banking sector, which is considered one of the most important sectors requiring cybersecurity. The study results recommend that the government of Bahrain and organizations can positively impact women's progress in this field through encouragement and incentives, which will eventually lead to the economy's growth in Bahrain. Furthermore, women's awareness of the cybersecurity field as a career option should be increased through training sessions and opportunities to achieve professional qualifications and certifications.
Al-Alawi, Adel Ismail; Al-Khaja, Noora Ahmed; and Mehrotra, Arpita Anshu
"Women in Cybersecurity: A Study of the Digital Banking Sector in Bahrain,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 25:
1, Article 21.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol25/iss1/21