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Webinar | What Security Hiring Managers really want

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Stuart Mitchell

In this webinar, we leveraged the hiring insights of Renana Friedlich-Barsky, Director and Global Head of Cybersecurity Operations at PayPal, who offered her unique perspectives on what hiring managers really want to see from candidates in the cyber security space.

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Stuart Talks Security: Engaging the board around cyber investment

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Stuart Mitchell

In this latest edition of Stuart Talks Security we spent some time with Taylor Hersom, VP of Business Development & CSO of CyberCompass, to discuss best practices when dealing with the board to get buy-in for investment in cyber security initiatives.

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Stuart Talks Security: You've been hired as a CISO now what?

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In this latest edition of Stuart Talks Security, we met up with Tyler Ward, VP of Security at Infinite Group to discuss cyber security recruitment as well as the key considerations that CISO's should think about when inheriting a new security program.

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Stuart Talks Security: 'You can't go back to paper' featuring Lou Rabon, CEO @ CDG

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In our latest edition of Stuart Talks Security we welcome Lou Rabon, CEO of CDG, to the podcast to talk all things incident response. This podcast 'You can't go back to paper' explores how to define incidents through to the importance of having a well rehearsed response plan or policy in place. Lou shares his experience in the shape of war stories, the need to have the basics in place in terms of multi-factor authentication, the impact of the cloud on incident response and so much more.   

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Stuart Talks Security: The one with the predictions & resolutions featuring Gary Hayslip, CISO @ Webroot

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Stuart Mitchell

We are almost through the first quarter of the year and social media has been full of posts (some original others copied and pasted) around key predictions for the cyber security industry in 2019. In this episode of Stuart Talks Security we took the chance to catch up with Gary Hayslip, VP CISO at Webroot, to get his unique take on what should be front of mind for security leaders this year. 

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Stuart talks Security: Hiring Managers - It's time to look closer to home

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What’s the first thing you do when you are looking for security talent? Post a job on LinkedIn? Contact your internal recruiter or your external partner? It might surprise you to hear this from a recruiter but it's often prudent to start your search a little closer to home. In fact a CISO we spoke to in our recent CISO Survival Guide stated "Skills are important but given the shortage that exists it’s rare that you will find a candidate that has every attribute you are looking for. In such cases it’s often a good idea to develop from within where you’ll find people that know the business and know the stakeholders – that’s a great starting point."

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Stuart talks Security: Hiring Managers - know what you want

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Stuart Mitchell

Hiring in security is tough, we know that. Our Cyber Security in Focus research suggests that 79% of hiring managers take more than 8 weeks to source mid-senior security professionals. It’s not easy. There are plenty of landmines in the process from getting the brief right with talent acquisition, accessing the right volume of resumes and getting employment offers accepted to name just a few. That’s why it’s essential that you start the journey with a clear picture of what ‘good’ looks like. Hiring in security gets a whole load tougher when you don’t know or aren’t realistic about what you want.
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Stuart talks Security: Hiring Managers - get your sales hat on

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Stuart Mitchell

How many times have you been in the situation where you’ve managed to get talent through the door, vetted the candidates to the point of offer stage and then they’ve either rejected the offer, pulled out or in some cases, gone dark completely? You are certainly not alone. According to our recent Cyber Security in Focus research over 36% of hiring managers see ‘getting offers of employment accepted’ as a headline challenge. 

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