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Hiring Cybersecurity Professionals When Your Salary Offer Is Low

Uploaded: December 2, 2020
Hiring cybersecurity professionals is as challenging now as ever. With a shortage of people actively looking, cyber pros can be picky about where they work and the compensation they earn. Not every company can afford to pay the same level of salary as Google, but that doesn’t mean they don’t offer a rewarding opportunity for cyber […]
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Can Diversity in the Workplace Improve Performance?

Uploaded: September 11, 2020
It’s no secret that cybersecurity has a diversity problem. While it is well-documented that inclusion and diversity are benefits to a company and the bottom line, there are some people who are skeptical of diversity’s true impact or may feel left out of the conversation because they are part of the overwhelming white male majority. […]
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Inclusion before Diversity

Uploaded: September 9, 2020
Diversity is often discussed at leadership summits and in C-level corporate offices around the country. It’s clear that within many industries, including cybersecurity, there’s a great need to bring more women and people of color into the ranks and into leadership roles. But many efforts to improve diversity in tech have failed. Why is it that after […]
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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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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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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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Unconscious Bias in Cybersecurity Recruiting (And Advice To Fix It)

Uploaded: September 30, 2019
The inability for companies to attract a diverse range of candidates is an underlying current to today’s broader cybersecurity staffing crisis. In fact, close to half of security insiders today believe that the underrepresentation of women and minorities stands as a major factor contributing to the current shortage of skilled security workers. Anti-discrimination laws and […]
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Speak Up, Speak Out

Uploaded: February 23, 2017
This past weekend Susan Fowler, a former engineer at Uber, published her blog describing repeated gender discrimination by her department’s leadership and Uber’s HR department. Susan’s blog can be found here. As she put it, her “situation was escalated as far up the chain as it could be escalated, and still nothing was done”. This is […]
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Diversity at RSA

Uploaded: February 24, 2016
It’s going to be a great year for diversity at RSA Conference 2016! Several crowd sourced sessions and speaker topics are scheduled which will prompt discussions around the issue of the lack women in tech and cybersecurity. These topics, along with groups and panels, seem to show that this issue is going mainstream at #RSAC […]
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