Cybersecurity professionals looking to welcome more diverse talent into their workforce should consider evolving old-fashioned job listings and interview questions, emphasizing business skills and personal qualities over technical skills and certifications, according to a panel of experts.
Edna Conway, vice president and general manager of global security, risk and compliance with Azure at Microsoft, said that organizations can suffer from closed-mindedness when recruiting, preferring individuals who possess a very specific expertise or a certification such as CISSP. But in certain cases, hiring managers may want to do away with such prerequisites.
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