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Cybersecurity Bounces Back, but Talent Still Absent
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9/18/2020 | 5:22:22 PM
Interesting commentary
Thank you for sharing, but it is going to take time to move from a degree based paradigm to a skilled based one. If that is the case, then we might as well hire hackers and bring them in to address some of our "DevSecOps" (not sure why they changed it because DevOps was the start, SecDev is a group in the military and Dev - Development, Sec - Security, Ops -Operations, shouldn't it be SecDevOps since the primary concern is to infuse Security with the already Application design framework, but I digress).

Also, there is a thing called morality, having skills without understanding the consequences would be catastrophic for a business, (Paige Thompson - Capital One Hack). We need people who have a high moral fiber while at the same time they are skilled in the IT arena.

In addition, one thing we are leaving out is racism in the IT business sector. Not just white america, but there are a large number of Indian companies who are looking only to place their own people. There have been numerous interviews where the interviewer was looking for a solution instead of hiring a person not from their origin (India). In addiiton, there have been instances where people from India make calls, ask the person to interview, they interview, do well and nothing comes from it. In the background, they have decided to move someone in a position who makes less money, they ask you to train them and then they move you out because of differences.

The commentary sounds good, but the problem is that we have human traits that go beyond the workplace. Just ask yourself, when you walk into the conference room or lunch room. Look at the people and their likeness, people tend to gravitate to people who look like them, that also translates to the boardroom and in HR. In addition, it is going to take time to change that paradigm, look at Black Lives Matter, this same argument has been going on for years and all they want is to be treated equally and not shot at a police stop.

It is sad, but it happens. I don't think there is a lack of talent, I just think people need to take off their blinders and take a careful look at themselves before making a decision to hire someone who does not look like them.

T


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