Skills Gap: Expanding Diversity in Cyber Security
In this week’s episode of The Defender’s Advantage Podcast, Skills Gap host Chris Campbell is joined by Dawn Hagen and Kevin Bordlemay for a discussion on diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIB) initiatives.
The group discusses Mandiant’s internal focus on diversity, including employee resource groups, as well as efforts to build awareness of career paths in cyber security via middle school, high school, and college information sessions. They also discuss ways Mandiant is partnering with external organizations on initiatives to expand diversity in the broader industry, including the Elevate program and Mandiant Gives Back. Dawn and Kevin also dive in on the soft and technical skills applicants may be missing when interviewing for cyber security positions and the internal initiatives at Mandiant to address the cyber security skills gap.
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