Why All Tech Staffing Agencies Are Not Created Equal

Have you heard about the workforce shortage in cybersecurity? Skilled cyber professionals are hard to find and desirable jobs at great companies are left unfilled for months. At least that’s what most tech staffing agencies will tell you. This mindset has infected too many companies, their HR...

Five Must-See Presentations at RSAC2020

Every year, the RSA Conference offers cyber professionals the opportunity to connect with their peers to gain the intelligence, insight, and connections needed to prepare for the future of the dynamic cybersecurity industry. This year will be no different, with hundreds of sessions available for...

Get Better at Recruiting Women in Cybersecurity

It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in cybersecurity. There are plenty of statistics that confirm the lack of gender diversity, including a 2019 survey that showed women make up less than a quarter of the cybersecurity workforce. This number is up from a survey conducted in 2013 that...

CyberSN President Discusses Cyber Recruitment in Forbes Article

There’s been a lot of buzz in the media in recent years about a cybersecurity staffing shortage. While it has certainly been a challenge for some companies to fill their cyber teams with great talent, CyberSN President Mark Aiello points out in his recent piece in Forbes, “Four (Self-Inflicted)...

What You Need to Know About RSAC2020

We can hardly believe it, but the 2020 RSA Conference is just one short month away. RSAC2020 is one of the biggest, if not the single largest, cybersecurity conferences in the world. This year, we’re incredibly excited to be back in San Francisco surrounded by so many influential industry...

How to Ace Cybersecurity Recruitment

When you have one or more cybersecurity positions to fill, it’s only a matter of time before the pressure will start to mount to get someone in the role ASAP. You know you can’t just throw anyone in the role. When you consider that the top data breaches in 2018 affected more than 100 million...

5 Tips for Attracting Cybersecurity Professionals

While the scramble to recruit and retain smart cybersecurity professionals is universal, some companies struggle more than others. If you ever wonder how some competitors managed to perennially field solid cybersecurity teams while your organization can hardly even find enough candidates for...

3 Red Flags in Cybersecurity Postings

Firms struggling to recruit quality cybersecurity candidates may be a little too quick to blame the security skills gap without looking in the mirror first. In many cases, companies take themselves out of the running for the best available candidates the day the job is posted. ...

Unconscious Bias in Cybersecurity Recruiting (And Advice To Fix It)

The inability for companies to attract a diverse range of candidates is an underlying current to today’s broader cybersecurity staffing crisis. In fact, close to half of security insiders today believe that the underrepresentation of women and minorities stands as a major factor...

Maybe CEOs Just Aren’t That Serious About Building a Strong Cybersecurity Team

In the era of the mega-breach, CEOs have increasingly been called on to account for the cyber readiness of their organizations. Ask any CEO and they’ll surely tell you that they consider cybersecurity to be of the utmost importance to their organization—in fact, one major survey of US CEOs this...