How to Attract More Women into Cybersecurity Careers

A small college in Claremont, CA may have finally found the formula to start attracting more women into Cybersecurity careers.  Women may be a key factor to bridging the gap in the cybersecurity field where there is such a severe labor shortage. There are one million cybersecurity job openings in 2016. More than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in…

How Difficult is it to hire for Hybrid Jobs which need Different Skills

Employers often struggle to fill positions with Hybrid Jobs which need Different Skills. The fastest-growing skills include industry knowledge areas, such as HIPAA requirements in Health Care and Risk Management, and Accounting in Finance. The hardest-to fill skills are typically related to finance, such as Information Assurance, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Accounting. Finding candidates with these unique…

5 Critical Questions to Ask a Cybersecurity Search Firm Before you Hire Them.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of recruiters and search firms out there who want to recruit cybersecurity professionals for you.  You probably receive multiple calls and emails per week looking for security “job orders” to work on. Although I’ve been recruiting in the technology space for over 15 years and now in the cybersecurity…

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Quick Interviewer’s Review Checklist

Here is a checklist that reviews some of the points discussed in this guideline.  You can use it to prepare for an interview or as a starting point for creating your own interview, checklist.  By following these guidelines, you can improve your interviewing techniques, evaluate candidates more effectively, and make better hiring decisions. Before the…

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Effective Interviewing: 12 tips on how to hire the best person

It doesn’t take a specialist to conduct a successful interview, but, like most things, it does require preparation and some practice. We believe this information will help you evaluate the candidates we send to you and ultimately to select one that will become a long-term, highly productive employee. Sell who you are Before you try…

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5 Interviewing Tips to Hire Exceptional Talent

Hiring Exceptional Talent is a skill and as with any skill it must be practiced and honed to become highly effective.  Preparation is key.  Before conducting your first interview, you need to do your homework.  Here are several very important steps which need to be taken before you schedule the first interview: Define your Success…

VCISO

Why hire a Virtual CISO?

Have you heard that some companies are in effect ‘renting’ a temporary information security officer? It’s not as crazy as it sounds. While every organization needs an information security officer – to identify information threats and implement strategic and compliant security plans – not every company can afford to hire one full time. Here are…

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Top 10 Reasons to hire Military Cybersecurity Experts

It is well publicized that there is a critical shortage of trained cybersecurity talent in the workforce (Over 200,000 jobs with only 50,000 people to fill them).  However the irony is – there is a constant stream of highly trained intelligence personnel coming out of our armed forces who are having a difficult time securing…