Hire, Motivate, and Manage a Business-Aligned Cybersecurity Team

Posted October 13th, 2020 by CyberSN

In this discussion, cybersecurity strategist and author Dan Blum will join CyberSN Founder and CEO Deidre Diamond to review the key messages from "Rational Cybersecurity" and advise security leaders on:

- Best practices for security leadership and communications

- Top traits to seek in new hires for customer-facing positions in cybersecurity

- Motivating the security team and IT or business stakeholders to align their efforts

- Prioritizing and managing the cybersecurity-business alignment process


CXO Underground Podcast

Posted October 1st, 2020 by CXO Underground

CXO Underground Podcast with Joe Topiinka and Mike Charobee Episode 19 with Matt Donato - Managing Director at CyberSN.

September 2020 Secure Diversity Presents

Presented Live September 24, 2020 by Secure Diversity

Enjoy the recorded Secure Diversity September meet-up to enjoy the talks "Threat Intelligence: Sharing is Caring" by Mel Masterson from Sequoia Capital, followed by "Is Your Mobile Security Getting Enough Attention?" by Ariel Shin from One Medical.


Inclusion Before Diversity

Posted September 16th, 2020 by CyberSN

This panel of leaders discuss insights on what inclusion means to diversity as well as the behaviors of inclusion our cultures need to foster in order to have a diversity of people. 

-Moderator: Deidre Diamond, Founder, and CEO of CyberSN, Founder of Secure Diversity

-Marci McCarthy, CEO and President at T.E.N. & CEO and Chairman at ISE® Talent

-Jimmy Sanders, President at ISSA SF Bay Area, head of information security at Netflix DVD

-Mari Galloway, CEO and a founding board member, Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC)

-Anu Koshy, Global Head - Inclusion and Diversity at UST Global


How To - Career and Talent Acquisition

Posted September 15th, 2020 by CyberSN

In this episode Monica Verma talks with Deidre Diamond about career challenges cybersecurity talent face in our industry, the importance of succession planning and retention, what can we do about it to help both young talent and professionals in our industry, and how to build a business that’s not only successful but also cost-effective. 

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Threat Landscapes and "The New Normal"

Posted August 26th, 2020 by CyberSN

Today's "new normal" has presented many privacy, security, and compliance challenges in organizations across the globe. As a result, there are a number of changes in cyber resilience practices and risk management resulting from the rapid push to a virtual workforce. The same shift has happened to vendors and third-party solutions. In this forum, we closely examine these challenges and how organizations integrated risk management strategies are adapting to this new climate.

Moderated by Matt Donato, Managing Director, Southeast, CyberSN, with Panelists Daniel Argandona, CEO & Founder, CSRG, Christina Bray, SVP, Cyber Governance, Risk, & Compliance, Truist Financial and Carl Cahill, Global Director of Cyber Defense, Ahold Delhaize.

What It's Like To Be The Only Woman On The Team

Posted August 19th, 2020 by CyberSN

We know diversity is important and yet, do we know that retention of diversity is even more important? This webinar will explore the challenges that are faced by being the only woman on the team. Together we can build cultures that stay together happily, grow together, and perform at top levels. Join in to hear the specific difficult challenges and behaviors women face by being the only woman on the team, and how to overcome those challenges and behaviors.


Virtual Job Search

Posted August 15th, 2020 by OWASP Women in AppSec

In this video, Deidre discusses the ins and outs of looking for a new role while we are all working from home, including interview and resume advice from the leading cybersecurity recruiting firm in the US focused on building inclusive teams.

Cybersecurity Careers: Insiders Perspectives

Recorded July 30, 2020

CyberSN was thrilled to sponsor this Secure Diversity Presents event, highlight leading cybersecurity speakers from the San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring: Amber Smith with "Navigating a job move - What skills to take with you & what you'll need to learn"; Kavya Pearlman with "How to get into XR domain" (Career Guidance for Technical and Non-Technical folks); Patricia Joseph with "Incident Response, what is it and why you may like it."

Security Job Search During Pandemic

Recorded July 29, 2020

WiCyS Chicago Chapter invites you to a discussion on searching for a job in cybersecurity during a pandemic. Join this live presentation with Deidre Diamond, Founder, and CEO of CyberSN, to learn about changes in hiring practices during the pandemic and how to tap into the hidden markets. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with panelists from the WiCyS Chicago Chapter, moderated by Deidre to explore: how to job search in cybersecurity, working around the broken hiring system, various career paths available, tips to tap into hidden markets, how Covid-19 has impacted hiring practices.


Hiring and Retaining Gender Diverse Teams: A How-To Conversation

Posted July 28th, 2020 by CyberSN and Technium

How can a company start on their journey to inclusivity?

With over 500,000 open cybersecurity positions, companies need to do everything possible to hire and their talent. Creating inclusive company cultures that attract diverse talent, offer inclusion and EQ skills, and provide training and opportunity is the way to get the attention of these highly-sought-after professionals.


Career Advancement During COVID-19

Posted June 16th, 2020 by CyberSN

While we are in a unique time in job searching, that doesn't mean it's a bad time to look for your next opportunity. Listen to the stories of two cybersecurity professionals who conducted successful virtual job searches during this pandemic and their journeys from the interviewing phase, through on-boarding and hiring. Being prepared, knowing what to expect, and understanding how to sell yourself right during these difficult times is key.


Solving the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage with Trained Entry-Level Professionals

Posted July 14th, 2020 by CyberSN and CyberForward

Listen in as Deidre Diamond, Founder and CEO of CyberSN and CyberForward Founder and CEO Mike Gentile discuss their program that takes entry-level professionals, trains them in cybersecurity skills, and staffs them as Junior level Risk Analysts, Junior Security Analysts, and Junior Vulnerability/Security Engineers.


Security Skill Wars: A New Perspective

Posted June 4th, 2020 by VMWare and CyberSN

The role of a C-level executive comes with unbridled burdens. When specifically looking at IT and Security, it's an ever-slogging fight at times to reduce risk and train employees on basic security hygiene principles - let alone defining your ROI in the process. Managing the skills gap can lead to high stress and career risk, but let's talk about how we can mitigate that by making measurable agreements, assessing the "now," and rethinking job descriptions.


Resume and Certification Workshop

Posted May 5th, 2020 by CyberSN and WiCys Colorado

Looking for a cybersecurity role? Check out this 30-minute webinar with helpful advice from Secure Diversity and CyberSN Founder and CEO Deidre Diamond and Nathan Chung, Founder of WiCys Colorado.


Cybersecurity in the Age of COVID-19

Posted April 30th, 2020 by Duke University and CyberSN

CyberSN Founder and CEO Deidre Diamond and Shelley Westman, Principal Risk Advisory Services with E&Y joined Duke University students for an online discussion about cybersecurity careers during the Covid-19 healthcare crisis and how to take the first steps towards building a career in the information security field.

Deidre Diamond at RSA Conference 2020

Posted March 11th, 2020 by Deidre

Deidre Diamond, a Top-Rated Speaker from RSA Conference 2020 shares her talk "Talent Exfiltration: An Insider's Guide to the Talent Attack Lifestyle." What are you doing to lower the risk of your cybersecurity talent leaving? In this talk, you will learn how and when cybersecurity talent becomes vulnerable and compromised, how a skilled cyber-recruiter creates reconnaissance and weaponizes it, how a skilled cyber-recruiter creates an opportunity to exploit your talent, at what moment talent compromise occurs, and how to develop talent exfiltration defenses.

Pwning the Broken Cybersecurity Job Market

Posted February 6th, 2020 by Deidre

Security hiring managers struggle to hire talent fast enough to fill their needs, but it’s not just due to a shortage of skilled labor. Join Deidre Diamond and the Berkeley School of Information for insights on thriving in your cybersecurity career, despite a dysfunctional marketplace.

Brainbabe is now Secure Diversity

Posted January 22nd, 2020 by Deidre

Listen as CyberSN and Secure Diversity Founder Deidre Diamond speaks with Chuck Harold about we changed the name of our not-for-profit Brainbabe to Secure Diversity.

5 Tips for Attracting Cybersecurity Talent

Posted January 8th, 2020 by Deidre

The task of finding and attracting cybersecurity talent is a difficult one. Deidre Diamond, Founder, and CEO of the cybersecurity recruiting and research firm CyberSN caught up with Chuck Harold of to discuss practical tips from the leading cybersecurity search firm in the US.

From CISO to CEO the Journey

Posted December 4th, 2019 by Deidre

Deidre Diamond of CyberSN and George Wrenn of CyberSaint had a conversation about George’s untraditional pathway to become the Founder and CEO of a security company. Prior to that, he was a Fortune 500 CISO. Hear how this happened.


Posted March 30th, 2019 by Deidre

Video Provided courtesy of RSA Conference 2019. Founder and CEO of CyberSN Deidre Diamond, shares this talk about retention, hiring, and attrition in the cybersecurity field. For more information visit email us at


Posted June 22nd, 2018 by Deidre and Erik

Stories and first-hand examples of obstacles that lead to a miserable job search experience, a common theme among many in the security industry. This talk offers insight as to how this breakdown occurs and how it can be avoided by providing key information, tactics, and advice to self-market, evaluate recruiters, ace the interview, and successfully negotiate salary.


Posted June 16th, 2018 by Deidre

Day of Shecurity 2018 Keynote speaker Deidre Diamond speaks about the soft skills that will have an immediate impact on careers. Day of Shecurity San Francisco took place on June 16, 2018.


Posted March 14th, 2018 by Deidre

Deidre Diamond sat down with Paul Asadoorian of the Security Weekly Podcast during Secure World Boston 2018 to discuss what’s going on with cybersecurity staffing, why we need more women in security, and what those in the community can do to improve retention and increase inclusion and diversity.


Posted January 26th, 2018 by Deidre

Deidre Diamond moderates this panel of experts (Priyanka Komala, Noel Kyle, and Chad Loder) as they discuss what advances we can make to create a better workforce right now, and by 2030.


Posted September 22nd, 2017 by Deidre

Marian Merritt of NIST led this panel, joined by Deidre Diamond, Chenxi Wang, Kelly FitzGerald , and Julie Medero at the OWAPS AppSec USA 2017 Conference to discuss Women in Cybersecurity.


Posted September 7th, 2017 by Deidre

Deidre Diamond is joined by Donal Schroeder and Erin Horton of Foley & Lardner, LLP to discuss the impacts of changing Equal Pay Act legislation to the staffing and recruiting industry.


Posted June 14th, 2017 by Deidre

Soft Skills are Key in Cyber and Technology Careers!


Posted June 14th, 2017 by Deidre

With over 500,000 unfilled cyber security jobs, an industry made up of 10% women and a trend of 56% of women leaving tech inside 10 years, we have a big problem. The stereotype of a hoodie-clad man at a terminal in a dark room – a myth our schools perpetuate – is harmful. Those in cyber security can change this right now!


Posted November 14th, 2015 by Deidre

Deidre Diamond, Founder and CEO of and #brainbabe Founder speaks at the November 2015 Boston #IoT and @SecThings Meet-Up about redefining what it means to have a career in tech. Hint: it doesn’t have to have anything to do with coding!


Posted November 14th, 2015 by Deidre

Deidre Diamond, CEO and Founder of and #brainbabe Founder, joins the Mach37 and Passcode panel in Boston, November 2015 to discuss how the the lack of women in technology and security roles is a matter of national security.


Posted October 14th, 2015 by Deidre

It’s all of Our Responsibility: Deidre Diamond CEO and Founder of and #brainbabe founder speaks at the inaugural Women in Tech meeting of the Microsoft and Akamai teams in Cambridge, MA Oct. 2015


Posted October 14th, 2015 by Deidre

Train People Yourself!: Deidre Diamond CEO and Founder of and #brainbabe founder speaks at the inaugural Women in Tech meeting of the Microsoft and Akamai teams in Cambridge, MA Oct. 2015.