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ISSA/ESG Report Finds Continued Crisis in Cybersecurity Hiring.

Updated: Nov 11, 2021


The The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2021 by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and industry analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) states: "(C)ybersecurity skills crisis continues on a downward, multi-year trend of bad to worse and has impacted more than half (57%) of organizations . . ."


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 Six: The Interview. This chapter recognizes the importance of Behavioral Interviewing in cybersecurity hiring and takes you through the entire process. 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 Wheeler Coleman, CEO at EC United and former Senior VP & CIO at Excellus BC/BS. Wheeler’s contribution to Can. Trust. Will.: Hiring for the Human Element in the New Age of Cybersecurity centered around the importance of conducting effective behavioral interviews when hiring cybersecurity personnel.


One of the things Wheeler told us was: “I am interested in learning about critical times in their work experiences. If we can get real examples from these individuals about how they addressed a crisis situation, we can find out how they're going to behave in tough times. It's easy to be cool, calm and collected when things are going well. But when the proverbial crap hits the fan, are they able to remain calm or do they freeze up? How do they treat others when problems arise? It’s important to understand their behaviors.” 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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