Everyone’s looking for the perfect cybersecurity candidate that already has the experience and the training. Want that person? Then get ready for a bidding war OR create that person.

Just after recording the 9/24/19 episode of CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast, co-host Mike Johnson and our guest Geoff Belknap, CISO of LinkedIn, discussed the ineffectiveness of trying to find the perfect candidate, and that if you want a strong cybersecurity staff, you have to build it yourself. That requires building a pipeline of finding raw talent, training them, engaging them, and promoting them.

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