The number of data breaches that have happened in the last decade is too high to consider it a small problem. The optimal solution to problems like this is creating cyber-awareness among youth and industry alike. The cybersecurity field is a predominantly male field. With this research, we aim to understand why it is so when there are so many talented women. Studies show that the number of middle school girls who have an interest in the cybersecurity field reduces by more than half by the time they finish high school. What are the underlying reasons for this decrease? What changes in the perceptions and interest of middle school girls when they reach high school? This qualitative study will gather perceptions, interests, and knowledge of cybersecurity of high school girls.
Narukonda, Kanthi and Rowland, Pam, "The Perceptions of Cyber Security in High School Girls" (2018). MWAIS 2018 Proceedings. 23.