Remote Work Could Help Cybersecurity’s Diversity Problem – But Will It?
July 29, 2020
A rise in remote cybersecurity job openings could give businesses the opportunity to diversify their workforces with more security-savvy women and people of color, industry groups report, but the change will not happen if employers don't think hard about their long-term strategies.
This week CyberVista and the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) released a joint report on the cybersecurity job market in Q2 that the organizations say bodes well for these underrepresented groups. The report points to a more-remote workforce as an opportunity for companies to hire more women and minorities who may not live in the high-tech, high-cost cities where such opportunities are usually based.
"Organizations no longer have to limit themselves to hiring new talent within a limited physical proximity. This physical proximity component has created an inability for companies to always hire the most diverse talent for the position," states the joint report.
While borderless hiring opens the door a bit more for underrepresented individuals to stick their foot in, that only really works if organizations make some fundamental changes.
Read the full article: Remote Work Could Help Cybersecurity’s Diversity Problem – But Will It? (darkreading.com)
Related study: 2019 Cybersecurity Workforce Study (isc2.org)
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