Addressing the Critical Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

Addressing the Critical Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

In this episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea, M.K. Palmore, Director of the Office of the CISO at Google Cloud and diversity and inclusion advocate, discusses the pressing issue of the shortage of cybersecurity talent with Ann Johnson. The discussion revolves around the actions that industry leaders should take to drive inclusivity and why talent sourcing is only one aspect of building greater representation in the field.

M.K. Palmore also provides resources for individuals to develop their skills and networks in cybersecurity. The conversation highlights the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the industry, and offers insights into how leaders can support women and underrepresented minorities.

The episode also covers the reasons behind the acute cybersecurity talent shortage in recent years and recommends new methods for leaders to bring fresh talent. It also addresses the significance of retainment and sponsorship for advancement in the field.

If you're interested in gaining more knowledge about the cybersecurity skills gap and seeking out educational resources, this episode is a valuable resource. It's part of the Afternoon Cyber Tea production, which is a distribution of The CyberWire Network, and is organized by Microsoft.

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Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson
Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson

Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President, Business Development, Security, Compliance & Identity at Microsoft, talks with cybersecurity thought leaders and influential industry experts about the trends shaping the cyber landscape and what should be top-of-mind for the C-suite and other key decision makers. Ann and her guests explore the risk and promise of tools and systems powered by AI, IoT, machine learning, and other emerging technology, as well as the impact on how humans work, communicate, consume information, and live in this era of digital transformation. Please note, the opinions expressed by guests on this podcast are their own and are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect opinions of, Microsoft or Ann Johnson.

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