Diversity, One Key to Solving Cybersecurity Job Gap
- Doug Olenick for SC Magazine October 5th, 2016
- Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/diversity-one-key-to-solving-cybersecurity-job-gap/article/527214/
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.