Here are seven minutes of the best moments from “Hacking Cyber Diversity: An hour of critical thinking on hiring diverse staff and using that to improve security and your competitive advantage”.
Joining me in this discussion were:
- Jules Okafor (@julesmgmt), CEO and founder, RevolutionCyber
- Christina Morillo (@divinetechygirl), security engineering, Microsoft and chapter lead for Women in Security and Privacy (WISP)
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Best quotes from the chat room
“Not a real fan of ‘blind resumes.’ If you actually seek out diversity, this may be counter-productive.” – Andrew Aken, cyber security consulting manager, Deloitte
“We have to change the process entirely. I’m searching for competencies (which transfer from prior roles) and not just education and certs.” – Dutch Schwartz, strategic lead, AWS Global Security Services Team
“I think very often diversity is misunderstood. Many companies and people think diversity is about hiring women. I do think diversity is about making everybody heard.” – Davide Del Vecchio, CISO, Deltatre
“I also think that inclusion has to be visible to potential candidates, to encourage them to join the team.” – Ian Poynter, consultant
“Mental safety is the first priority of teamwork I think and it’s difficult for me to feel safe if I see other’s being demeaned.” – Chase Pettet, staff security architect, Wikimedia Foundation