To take a barometer of the cybersecurity industry early in our year, we’re looking at a few areas this March. In addition to a general market update and where money is being invested, we’re also looking at what could be the costlier mistakes organizations make when it comes to over-arching cybersecurity strategizing and maintenance.
One topic that continues to niggle the back of my mind on the daily is the challenge to diversity in staffing we still see in many organizations. Myriad factors play into this problem, but the more vexing of these is consistent experiences of harassment, misogyny and prejudice. This issue simply is unacceptable. Whether in this profession or another, the actions individuals decide to take that are being driven by subtle or quite blatant biases should not be experienced or ignored, say, at events, online, in business meetings, or as part of general corporate operations. In infosec this truth was reaffirmed near the start of 2020 when yet another incident was revealed.
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