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A Diverse Security Workforce is a Stable Security Workforce

Published 18 - January - 2019
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Source: Security Now
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When it comes to building an InfoSec team, security executives face a number of challenges, from offering enough pay to keep talent to finding enough people with the technical skills to confront an ever-growing environment of complex threats.

However, diversifying a security team, and looking for talent in other departments, could hold a key to creating a stable security team that can work toward the goals created by chief information security officers (CISOs).

In a new industry survey released Thursday, the non-profit Information Security Forum suggests CISOs and other executives charged with implementing security create a more diverse workforce and seek candidates with a range of skills sets, both technical and people-oriented. At the same time, it’s important to offer incentives such as working from home and part-time positions for those who need flexibility.