Creating a Positive Security Culture to Attract and Retain Talent presented at CISOSanFrancisco 2014

by Patrick Heim,

Summary : The rapid rise of the information security profession has had an unintended side effect - increasingly, the pool of capable security talent is not meeting demand. This disparity is especially apparent in the Bay Area, where high-tech companies compete viciously for top talent. The region is famous for offering large salaries and nontraditional perks, but these are often not enough. Patrick Heim outlines his lessons learned and leadership approach to building and retaining world-class security teams. He postulates that creating a positive security culture and obtaining a critical mass of key talent is essential, because talent attracts talent.