1. Eliminate “paper tiger” credential requirements. Focus instead on competence.
a. Integrate experience with price; lowest price technically acceptable should not apply in this arena.
Create an elite CyberSec Reserve Corps that have passed necessary screening that can be used by government on challenging security projects. Do same for College grads; recruit them to be part of this group with return of visibility, rich career enhancing assignments, college loan repayment
Attract high and college grads with more aggressive recruiting that accepts more than USAJOBs applications; utilize on-line reach-out for potential candidates of interest, encourage games that attract students
Look for talent in other parts of the organization that could be used by cybersec shops w/o having to hire: risk management skills, analytical skills, cost/benefit analyses. Retool as needed for cyber roles
Provide cyber internships to develop and enhance cyber skills and interest in the government
response to Questions 6) How can government tackle the cybersecurity talent search in a way that strengthens skills, experience, and knowledge, both within government CISO/CIO and partner organizations and externally from contracted services?
How can government tackle the cybersecurity talent search in a way that strengthens skills, experience, and knowledge both within government CISO/CIO and partner organizations... more »
Organizations can use assessments measuring the knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics required for successful performance in cybersecurity jobs, to ensure they hire qualified job candidates; make job placement decisions based on a candidate’s interest in the job and their ability to perform on the job, and/or provide trainings that address a candidate’s specific developmental needs