Security Strategy, Plan, Budget

DeMISITIfying Security-Recruiting and Retaining Cyber Talent (Part 2)

By Marcos Colon

Organizations across business sectors are in dire need of cybersecurity professionals. There are current impacts that the talent shortage has on the cybersecurity world, but there’s even greater danger down the road. In North America alone, there are currently close to half a million cybersecurity jobs open

While higher education and training programs need to do their part to increase interest and awareness, businesses also have a role to play. But for those individuals that are ready to get into the field, InfoSec Insider’s DeMISTIfying Security experts provide some advice in this companion video to their initial segment. 

“The first thing I would say is to take a real interest in the topic,” security veteran Raef Meeuwisse says. “Get familiar with the basics then start to apply them and implement them in real environments.” 

In the full companion video below, Meeuwisse and security expert Ed Moyle provide a breakdown of tips you up-and-coming security leaders can leverage to have a successful start in the cybersecurity field.

Interested in learning more? Mark your calendars for the 2020 InfoSec World Conference & Expo. 

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