Diversity, One Key to Solving Cybersecurity Job Gap

The benefits of having a diverse cyber workforce were pounded home on October 4 by CISOs, government officials and academics during the IBM/ International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) Town Hall. 

The event, held at IBM's Manhattan, N.Y. office, saw cybersecurity execs not only speak highly of the need to have a diverse staff, but they also went against conventional wisdom in many areas when it came to the hiring process. The day-long conference featured a series of expert panel and audience-driven discussions that examined ways to further the inclusion of underrepresented minorities in cybersecurity. 

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