Women make up only 24% of the cybersecurity field, according to an ISC2 study. Cybersecurity leaders Sharon Smith, Lori Ross O'Neil, Aanchal Gupta and Meg West discussed how to solve the problem of underrepresentation in the industry at the ISC2
Security Congress 2021.
As the light at the end of the tunnel becomes brighter, rethinking the hiring and onboarding process for security talent can be the difference between recovering out-of-work employees, getting them up to speed, and enduring unnecessary difficulties.
Continuous evaluation can pick up and make note of concerning behaviors among employees, giving an employer the ability to intervene in negative behaviors that take place after the initial background check and before something serious happens to the individual or their organization. Once alerted to concerning employee behavior, employers can unlock multiple organizational support mechanisms, including having HR speak to the individual about the potential cause.