Published: 15 July 2018
Analyst(s): Information Risk Research Team
Information Security must rethink its approach to talent for the digital era. Leading CISOs are building "unicorn" teams to expand the talent pool, finding indirect ways to meet existing demand, and maintaining close oversight of the entire talent selection process.
Talent Challenges Introduced by Digitization
1. Digitization Requires New Security Roles and Skills
2. It’s Even More Difficult to Hire and Retain Security Staff
3. Demand for Security Expertise Is Exceeding Capacity in Many Enterprises
Rethink Security’s Approach to Talent
Insight 1: Build Unicorn Teams, Not Unicorn Individuals
The Shortcomings of Role-Based Talent Management
Build Unicorn Teams by Defining a Complete Set of Security Skills and Competencies
Insight 2: Fulfill Security Activities Without Externally Hiring New Talent
Insight 3: Talent Management Is Security’s Job, Not HR’s
About This Research
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