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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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Stuart Mitchell

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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Are job descriptions one for all, or all for one (gender)?

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Stacey Roper

Diversity is (quite rightly) an incredibly hot topic in the talent markets that we operate in. Whether it’s security, software engineering, data or technology sales the question hiring managers are asking is the same: how can we attract a more diverse workforce? In a recent interview we conducted with Jane Frankland (CISO Adviser, Author & Champion for Women in Security) she stated “diversity makes for a strategic and competitive advantage. It’s not just about recruiting diversity for diversity’s sake.” Studies show that diverse teams are safer and higher performing due to a more balanced perspective on risk and reward.

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Inside the mind of the 'first man on the ground'

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Joel Curry

At Stott and May we are facinated with every aspect of the growth of disruptive technology vendors. We often find ourselves partnering with tech brands in search of that all important business leader capable of being their 'first man on the ground' in a new territory. This individual carries the burden of the success or failure of international expansion on their shoulders. But what does it really take to be that flag bearer? And what advice is out there for leaders who are about to take that career defining step for the first time? To find out we spoke to Joel Curry, US General Manager of the rapidly growing FinTech firm Validis.

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5 'out there' interview questions for Enterprise Architects

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Simeon Evans

Effective Enterprise Architect interview questions get beneath the surface and reveal important truths about the candidate. Throwing in some ‘out there’ questions can help interviewers really understand the candidate, while allowing the candidate to reveal a bit more of themselves through their answers.

'Vision' is one of the key things that business leaders look for when hiring their next 'go to advisor' on all things technical. In fact, our latest research 'Does Enterprise Architecture need a re-brand?' has highlighted that 58% of respondents stated it was the number one quality they look for in an Enterprise Architect. But in a backdrop where 52% feel that the role is being watered down, we caught up with Simeon Evans to find out his top 5 - slightly 'out there'- Enterprise Architect interview questions that draw out the candidates capable of bridging the balance of technology, people and politics to create tangible - short term - value. 

 

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When it comes to developers is it all about location, location, location?

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Gianni Boscarato

Over the last two years around 90% of my day to day activity has been spent talking to developers. It's my job. So it’s safe to say I have had a fair amount of exposure into the thought processes developers go through when it comes to looking for their next role. It's an issue I have been facinated by for some time and to take it to the next level I decided to conduct a survey to get to the bottom of what really attracts developers to a role - the money, the opportunity or the location?

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