October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and week-two brings us an interesting and very relevant topic: Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity
A focus of ours at Security Innovation is to make security approachable, fun and interesting to all, and the very reason we support initiatives such as STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education) and ICMCP ( International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals) as well as, WISP ( Women in Security and Privacy). We can all reap the technological and societal advancements that occur when we diversify the talent pool and bring new and fresh perspectives to the challenges in front of us.
We recently sat-down with Lisa Parcella, VP of Product Management and Marketing at Security Innovation and asked her, her thoughts on diversifying the cybersecurity talent pool:
Q. How did You get into security?
A. I fell into security from a non-technical role, coming in by way of designing and building security training alongside security experts and realized I had a great passion for helping others really embrace and excel in the security space. In my role as Vice-President of Product Management and Marketing, I am able to work with organizations such as EWF, WISP, ICMCP, corporate women's networks, colleges and regional STEM organizations to bring workshops and seminars around security to underserved populations to help them learn more about cybersecurity and further their careers in cybersecurity.
Security Innovation is currently hiring for several roles in the cybersecurity field. Check out our careers section on our website to learn all about these amazing opportunities: https://www.securityinnovation.com/company/careers