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BitLyft Shows Humans are Necessary for AI to be Truly Effective in Cybersecurity

This article by BitLyft shows how AI alone doesn’t produce the best cybersecurity outcomes. AI and humans together are the only way to ensure systems are protected. It’s well worth the time to read!

Now available for presale 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 Five: Hiring the Right Cybersecurity Role Behaviors and Chapter Seven: Onboarding Cybersecurity Hires. Taken together, these two chapters show the impact of the human element on high-performance cybersecurity teams. Successful cybersecurity outcomes simply can’t be achieved without human beings with the right behavioral characteristics working together as one unified whole. 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 Adam Bricker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Carolina Cyber Center. Adam’s contribution to Can. Trust. Will.: Hiring for the Human Element in the New Age of Cybersecuritycenters on describing the importance of the human element in cybersecurity.

One of the things Adam told us was: “I talked to one of the three or four leading experts in the world last week and he told me, in a public forum, it typically takes him less than 30 minutes to get by those tools (AI) in a real-world “ethical hacking” scenario. So, I asked, “what's the hardest cyber defense for you to get by?” Now we get to the soft side of the technical skills. He said the most effective (i.e., difficult for hackers) are those teams of cybersecurity professionals that work together as a team, as a collaborative team and keep changing their operations, tactics, designs, roles, etc. In the last seven years, the only one that they've not been able to successfully hack - get into on a regular basis - was a financial services firm, because they effectively deploy and nurture the human element of cybersecurity.” 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. Pre-order on Amazon today!

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