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Why Fostering Flexibility Is a Win for Women & Cybersecurity
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RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
5/31/2019 | 3:21:24 PM
Flexibility through Automation
Flexibility is definitely a win especially in the current professional climate. The typical 9-5 butt in seat mentality is being overwritten thanks to technology. As a InfoSec Engineer, I have made it my credo to automate as much as I can to ensure that I am focusing on the most important facets of my job. I think due to this it has afforded me the ability to be remote because I am continuing to perform at a high level. 

I find that with this benefit, I am more motivated to give it my all whether in or out of the office because you don't feel trapped within a dead end job.
REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
5/29/2019 | 12:21:34 PM
Re: Flexibility lowest in infosec
Everyone thinks IT is just programming or web page design.  There is so much more to it and beyond server support ... which leads us to Info security.  Management though has an outsource opinion of most IT functions so a career option for an entry level position is dangerous.  I have been outsourced out of a great job to be replaced by kids who delivered pizza.  True.  So new talent coming in is rare and again often think it is programming, code support and such.  InfoSec is the career solid choice right now and it is not being - for the time being - outsourced the way nominal It functions are.  Pay is better too.  And this is not a sex-specific issue.  We need GOOD TALENT whether male or female.   Right now. 
dirtyjoe78
dirtyjoe78,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/29/2019 | 11:26:17 AM
Flexibility lowest in infosec
Felxibility in operational security is low in the vast majority of companies.  They will let cloud operations, Networking even HR have work from home days or flexible schedules.  Infosec has very rigid schedules with no flexibility.  Disaster recovery plan is to work from a remote location but that will never get tested for infosec and don't even think about asking.  It would be beneficial to everyone including enticing new talent into infosec if there was more flexibility.  Issues like this are not gender specific and have benefits for everyone in infosec.


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