The Optimistic Outlook

359,000+ open cybersecurity jobs: How to build a workforce

October 18, 2021

Like manufacturing, covered in recent episodes, the U.S. cybersecurity industry has a massive workforce shortage. The workforce needs to grow 40% just to meet the current need nationwide. In this episode, Barbara is joined by a cybersecurity leader with a vision for how to leverage diversity, equity and inclusion as a solution: Joanna Burkey, CISO, HP. You’ll learn why cybersecurity opportunities are growing and about in-demand skillsets 

 

Show notes 

Joanna’s op-ed “Cybersecurity jobs are booming. Where’s the talent?”: https://garage.hp.com/us/en/news/hp-diverse-cybersecurity-recruiting.html 

Siemens USA Head of Cybersecurity op-ed “Leveraging Cybersecurity to Increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”: https://www.isaca.org/resources/news-and-trends/isaca-now-blog/2020/leveraging-cybersecurity-to-increase-diversity-equity-and-inclusion 

Report on DEI in Cybersecurity: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Diversity-Equity-and-Inclusion-in-Cybersecurity_9.921.pdf 

“Team of Teams” book: https://www.amazon.com/Team-Teams-Rules-Engagement-Complex/dp/1591847486