3 strategies to rethink hiring cybersecurity talent

Despite the ever-growing need to secure the public sector, hiring and retaining cyber professionals in state and local government has never been harder. Here are three tactics that may help.

As I listen to state and local chief information security officers all over the country, there is no hesitancy in sharing what has been keeping them up at night during the summer and fall of 2021 — but it’s not the answer that most business leaders expect.

Sure, ransomware, cyber threats, nation-state adversaries, patching systems, identity management, critical infrastructure protection, audit findings, budget woes, new risk management tools, security operations center improvements, tabletop exercises, zero-trust architectures, supply chain security and more are constantly on their minds.

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