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History of Cybersecurity Recruiting: The Story About CyberSN

Uploaded: July 22, 2020
Cybersecurity jobs are notoriously difficult to fill. According to a study by Burning Glass Technologies, cybersecurity positions take 20% longer to fill than typical IT roles, at an average of 50 days. For every open position, the study found companies only have an average of two people in the applicant pool to choose from. Cybersecurity […]
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Women in Tech: Developing Diverse Cyber Talent

Uploaded: July 9, 2020
It’s no secret that tech has struggled to diversify its workforce. Equal representation of minorities and women in tech still has a long way to go. But as companies also struggle to fill cybersecurity jobs, there can sometimes be a disconnect between needing to fill a position today and working harder to make cyber teams […]
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How to Include More Women In The Security Industry

Uploaded: July 7, 2020
Female students' achievement in mathematics and science is on par with their male peers and female students participate in high level mathematics and science courses at similar rates as their male peers, with the exception of computer science and engineering.  - NSF, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2018 Co-Authored by Lisa Kendall, CyberSN and Katie Perry, […]
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Decoding Cybersecurity Roles and Job Titles

Uploaded: June 26, 2020
Cybersecurity job titles are all over the map. Some companies have their own definition of what a security engineer does, while another company requires a whole other set of skills and experience. Cybersecurity roles and responsibilities for specific job titles can vary from organization to organization, leaving many hiring managers, HR recruiters and job seekers […]
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Why Finding Cybersecurity Professionals Is Like Dating

Uploaded: June 17, 2020
If you’re single—or remember the days when you were—you know how hard it can be to find the right person. Meeting people at work, the gym, or during happy hour might get you dates, but any initial chemistry you have can mask glaring incompatibilities. Online dating only began to gain popularity when the platforms provided […]
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State of Cybersecurity Job Market: May 2020

Uploaded: June 6, 2020
Hi Friends, Over the past few weeks, I have been sharing what we are seeing during this crisis (which you can find in my first two blogs here and here). In this installment, I am adding a new section that speaks to why people are leaving their current job for another. I believe this information […]
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What Can Happen When Skin Color Doesn't Matter

Uploaded: June 5, 2020
Friends, CyberSN, SecureDiversity.org and Deidre Diamond all stand with Black Lives Matter. The treatment of humans is a topic I am in everyday, as many of you are aware. I talk with you about words and behaviors at work that cause problems and or that can make cultures better so that our community can have […]
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State of the Cybersecurity Job Market June 2020

Uploaded: June 4, 2020
Friends, In continuing to share up-to-date information about the state of the cybersecurity job market, I am happy to say our profession is proving to be very, very resilient. Companies are still hiring to fill cybersecurity jobs. Unfortunately, we’ve also recorded cybersecurity layoffs over the last two weeks in industries that were affected by Covid-19. (If […]
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How to Ace Cybersecurity Recruitment

Uploaded: May 27, 2020
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 people, […]
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Communicating Emerging Cyber Threats to Your Company

Uploaded: May 20, 2020
With more employees working from home than ever, companies must be vigilant to protect themselves from evolving cybersecurity threats. Your cybersecurity team has likely been hard at work maintaining privacy and safeguarding the enterprise, even as shifts in the workforce present new challenges. But as most cyber professionals know, a major hurdle in risk management […]
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Five Secrets of Information Security Staffing

Uploaded: May 12, 2020
At a time when working remotely is challenging existing security practices, cybersecurity and information security staffing remains a priority for many companies. Hiring freezes are being lifted or never even applied to essential cybersecurity positions. As hiring managers look to fill their teams at this critical time, they report that there doesn’t seem to be enough […]
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How to Securely Transition From Remote Work Back to the Office

Uploaded: May 12, 2020
While many companies are today working from home, at some point, the workforce will return to the office. It’s not clear what this will look like; it may be a small portion of workers heading back in phases or everyone at once. There is also the possibility that working from home will remain the norm […]
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Nine Things to Do to Keep Remote Cybersecurity Jobs Remote

Uploaded: May 12, 2020
“The Three Little Pigs” is a children's story about being prepared for when you need something, even if you have to make a few short-term sacrifices along the way. It’s a lesson we should heed right now as we look toward uncertainty about what work will look like in the weeks ahead. Although not always […]
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Addressing the Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals

Uploaded: April 23, 2020
The shortage of cybersecurity professionals has been well studied, documented, and publicized. According to ESG Research, 51% of companies say their organization has a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills. The most well cited study on the cyber workforce shortage, by (ISC)², estimates that an additional 4 million more cybersecurity professionals are needed to defend organizations […]
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CyberSN’s Cybersecurity Team Ranks in Holiday Hack Challenge

Uploaded: April 16, 2020
The SANS Technical Institute’s Holiday Hack Challenge is one of the most popular hacking contests in the world, with nearly 15,000 people vying for the chance to complete the objectives, sharpen and learn new cyber skills. . This year, CyberSN’s Cybersecurity Team, led by Cybersecurity Engineer Travis Deyarmin was one of only 375 participants out […]
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Cybersecurity News: Why Staying Current Is Vital

Uploaded: April 7, 2020
Staying up to date on cybersecurity news is not just about knowing where the latest data breach happened. It also requires following the rapid changes in the industry, and knowing which companies are on the forefront of information security, and who the thought leaders are. Staying on top of cybersecurity news also helps CISOs and […]
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State of the Cybersecurity Job Market and How CyberSN Can Help

Uploaded: April 2, 2020
Friends, Since I was a young girl I have felt a sense of responsibility to care for others, a responsibility to always help when people are scared, sad or stressed. Today I feel this even greater, as our world and our country faces a major healthcare crisis and as our economy is negatively affected; I […]
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Why All Tech Staffing Agencies Are Not Created Equal

Uploaded: March 27, 2020
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 departments, and the staffing agencies they hire, leaving […]
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Get Better at Recruiting Women in Cybersecurity

Uploaded: March 27, 2020
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 found the cyber workforce was only 11% […]
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CyberSN’s Deidre Diamond Named RSAC2020 Top Speaker

Uploaded: March 20, 2020
If you were at the RSA Conference 2020 this year in San Francisco, you may have caught Deidre Diamond’s presentation on talent exfiltration and the keys to retaining top cybersecurity employees. Deidre has appeared as a RSAC speaker in the past and this year was recognized by the event as a top rated speaker. The […]
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Four Tips to Improve Your Cybersecurity Job Description

Uploaded: March 17, 2020
Many of the challenges firms face when filling cybersecurity positions can be traced back to the job description. Cybersecurity job descriptions are notoriously difficult to write, yet they’re often the first impression a potential hire has of what it’s like to work for your company. With a lack of industry-accepted terms for jobs and roles, […]
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A Chief Security Officer’s COVID-19 Checklist

Uploaded: March 12, 2020
Organizations are taking novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak precautions with employees, travel restrictions are being put in place, and leaders are providing general workplace safety information on outbreak precautions. The chief security officer and your cybersecurity organization have a critical role to play in business continuity and COVID-19 preparations. To remain operational and minimize cyber risk, […]
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Searching Cybersecurity Jobs? How to Find the Right Fit

Uploaded: March 10, 2020
Shifting roles within the cybersecurity industry can be extremely difficult—job seekers are faced with a variety of frustrating hurdles they must overcome in order to find a great career fit. From firms underestimating the importance of cybersecurity roles, to nonsensical job descriptions, to outlandish job requirements, it can take an exhausting amount of effort to […]
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Cyber Talent Wants to Work for People With High EQ

Uploaded: March 5, 2020
Emotional intelligence in the workplace has been the subject of hundreds of articles, conference talks, and videos, yet it still remains one of the more illusive skills in management. Also known as the emotional quotient, or EQ, it is an essential aspect of managing people, especially in cybersecurity, where burnout is rampant. Founder and CEO of […]
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