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Teamwork Necessary for Effective Cybersecurity says AFCEA

This article on cybersecurity teamwork from AFCEA discusses the crucial role played by teamwork and collaboration in mitigating cyber risk. 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 Seven: Onboarding Cybersecurity Hires, which is a deep dive into the teambuilding process and includes key insights into why diversity is crucial to high performance teams. It’s where the whole Can. Trust. Will.® System begins to come together. 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 Bill Thornton, Vice President, Information Security and Technology Risk at Discover Financial Services. Bill’s contribution to Can. Trust. Will.: Hiring for the Human Element in the New Age of Cybersecurity centered on describing how crucial teamwork and communication is to high performing cybersecurity teams.

One of the things Bill told us was: “On the issue of teamwork - every team can tolerate one or two eclectic people that can't get along and can't communicate but are so great, technically, that you're willing to overlook the problem. But it's very rare that the person is actually worthwhile. So it’s communication and the ability to work in the group. You don't have to work perfectly or flawlessly, and collaborate on everything just right, but you've got to be able to communicate and effectively work together. Delegate, trust, responsibility, share it. Cooperate, collaborate, if you can't do any of those skills it's very difficult to have an effective team.” 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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