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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/31/2019 9:22:26 PM
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Re: Cybersecurity diversity
Following slightly different approach than standrad treaditional ways to get manpower for security is much desired. We have clear shortage for the skill and we need to do whatever it takes to build that skill up within the force that is available.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/29/2019 11:52:42 PM
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Cybersecurity diversity
This advice to seek cybersecurity talent from outside normal avenues is great and all especially important because of all the ridiculous kvetching about a "cybersecurity shortage". Get good people, and train them, and invest in them. Like anything else.

Especially because, these days, a lot of skilled tech workers may not have the degree you're looking for (if any degree). The time has passed for companies to rely on colleges to do all the training for them. That is obsolete and societally dangerous thinking.

Incidentally, cybersecurity diversity was brought up at a conference a couple years ago at a conference I covered for Security Now (writeup here: link) -- where one speaker spoke of diversity not just in traditional terms or even in organizational terms, but also in terms of allowing people often considered taboo, like ex-cons or even former black hatters.

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