Cybersecurity Is Facing A Massive Deficit Of Talent

And it’s about to get much worse.
The industry will be short qualified candidates for an estimated 3.5 million jobs by 2020. In addition, less than 11% of top leadership roles in cybersecurity are filled by women; for people of color, the numbers are lower by an order of magnitude. Women are also opting out of cybersecurity in mid-career and not for the reasons you might think.
“Solving the CyberSecurity Talent Crisis” conversation is a collaboration of Karen Worstell, CEO of W Risk Group and founder of MOJO Maker for Women in Tech and Elaine Marino, CEO of Equili and founder of LadyCoders, brings you actionable, executive level strategies that you can use to build and retain your talent in an intentional way that contributes directly to your bottom line AND advances your company capacity for innovation and increase productivity.
This effort culminates in the “Solving the CyberSecurity Talent Crisis” Seminar at the RSA® Conference 2019 in San Francisco starting on March 4, 2019.  
Over the next seven months on this site, we will be providing original research and interviews from the leadership who have solved this challenge for their organizations. These are the leaders in finding, hiring, nurturing and retaining an engaged, innovative and productive cybersecurity workforce. These insights will let you surf the talent-shortage tsunami instead of being broadsided by it.
Then, we hope you’ll join us at our event-within-an-event at the RSA Conference 2019 where you will be able to engage with the corporate leaders to hear about their tactics, learn about their results and get your questions answered on how they are overcoming the talent challenge.  Our Solving the CybeSecurity Talent Crisis is open to all pass holders.  Be sure to register for this Monday Morning event.
Start your journey to an engaged, diverse team below.

Featured Article

For the last several months, I’ve collaborated with a team of people to produce articles for the RSA Conference blog.  A key member of that effort is Lisa Rothstein who was gracious enough to join us at RSA Conference and use her sketchnoting talents to document several sessions.  So many people were blown away by her ability to capture hours of content in a very readable and visual format that we left the notes up on the wall on the 3rd floor of Moscone West where people took selfies with the notes, much like the one below.

Since Lisa is such a gifted artist and listener, and is a first-timer to this conference I asked her to share her perspectives in the following article.  Thanks for reading our articles and enjoy!!