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Bridging the Skills Gap Crucial to Cybersecurity Recruiting says Fortinet

This article on cybersecurity training programs published last year by Fortinet discusses how the cybersecurity skills gap correlates to cybersecurity recruiting strategies and hiring outcomes. 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 Three: Finding the Right Candidates. This chapter addresses the daunting challenge of finding candidates who have the technical skills hiring managers are looking for today. It also includes tips and strategies for setting up recruitment systems which will continue to produce qualified candidates in the future regardless of how quickly skillset needs change. This book also includes 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 Rodney Petersen, Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education at NIST. Rodney’s contribution to Can. Trust. Will.: Hiring for the Human Element in the New Age of Cybersecurity centers around how cybersecurity training and education is changing and must continue to change to keep up with the rapid evolution of cybersecurity skillsets.

One of the things Rodney told us was: “It's the evolving kind of learning and credentialing system and trying to recognize that academic degrees are one pathway to a role in cybersecurity, so are apprenticeships, so are career changers who have relevant life experiences or work experiences. So is helping people to really think broadly about the multiple pathways to a career in cybersecurity. We're trying to shift the focus away from just what people know but to what they can do, and things that can be observed and that can be measured through behavior.” 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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