Over this past series of articles, we’ve been exploring the current and growing talent deficit in the cybersecurity space as more and more companies compete for the best and brightest.
At the same time, we’ve looked at the unique challenges the industry has faced to become more diverse and inclusive. This second challenge has up until recently exacerbated the first..but our view is that it can, and does, go a long way toward eliminating it, for companies that make a sincere and “all-in” commitment to their own diversity.
Many tech companies are getting the message that a diverse workforce makes good business sense. Some even embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion as simply the right thing to do. But even those companies and “allies” who are making diverse hiring a goal, often bemoan the difficulty in finding qualified women and people from other underrepresented groups for them to recruit.
“The talent’s just not there,” they’ll say.