The common effort towards cyber security, to be successful and sustainable, has to become global in scope; it has to extend its grasp beyond specialized agencies and niche industries to involve aspects of security that complement or transcend technology. The current gender imbalance in the security workforce is a clear starting point. Besides the fundamental longer-term goal to increase women’s participation in STEM fields, there are crucial untapped resources in fields where women’s representation is high and could be easily integrated in a wider and more holistic security configuration. Lawyers, legislators, regulators, psychologists, educators are vital to expanding the role cyber security has in our society. Providing additional training to practitioners in these fields to refocus their skills around cyber can be a key investment both for gender parity and for a safer society.