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A New Hiring Approach is Needed in Cybersecurity says TechTarget

This interview of Chris Schueler by TechTarget discusses diversity, avoiding groupthink, and many other issues related to the new approach needed in cybersecurity hiring. It’s well worth the time to read!

Now available on Amazon, Can. Trust. Will.: Hiring for the Human Element in the New Age of Cybersecurity is packed with insights into solving the cybersecurity hiring crisis including Chapter Six: The Interview, which details the process for accurately assessing how an individual will perform when placed in a consequential position within a cybersecurity team. Also included are insightful commentary from CIOs, CISOs, Talent Recruiters, Cybersecurity Professional Service Providers, Consultants, Private Sector Attorneys, Academics and U.S. Government Officials.

Today’s highlight is the contribution from T.J. Harrington, former Managing Director and CISO at Citi, and former Associate Deputy Director of the FBI. T.J.’s contribution to Can. Trust. Will.: Hiring for the Human Element in the New Age of Cybersecurity centers around the impact of great teams on cybersecurity and the importance of identifying and hiring the right people.

One of the things T.J. told us was: “It is critical that we have the right people. It's critical that they play as a team. And so teamwork becomes an attribute that I've got to define for them. And then the technology is just tools that leverages their ability and helps leverage their work and helps them to be successful. Some of the best companies that have had some of the darkest days in cyberspace have had good technology, but did not have great teams, or the right people working for them to manage. I think it's overlooked. That's why I was a little excited when Scott sent me the note the other day. I was like ‘Man, finally somebody wants to talk about this as a critical attribute for success in a cyber organization.’ ” We agree!

Here’s a bit more about the Can. Trust. Will.® System.

Building a successful cybersecurity team is no longer optional. Cyberthreats evolve at a staggering pace, and effective cybersecurity operations depend on successful teams. Unfortunately, statistics continue to illustrate that employers are not finding the people they need. The Can. Trust. Will.® System guides the C-Suite, HR professionals and talent acquisition to build unbeatable cybersecurity teams through advanced hiring processes and focused on-boarding programs. Additionally, this book details how successful cybersecurity ecosystems are best built and sustained, with expert analysis from high- level government officials, Fortune 500 CSOs and CISOs, risk managers, and even a few techies. Those already in the field (and newbies) will glean invaluable knowledge about how to find their most effective position within a cybersecurity ecosystem. In a tech-driven environment, cybersecurity is fundamentally a human problem: and the first step is to hire for the human element.

Don’t miss out on Can. Trust. Will. Hiring for the Human Element in the New Age of Cybersecurity. Order on Amazon today!

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