Remove Dysfunctional Processes to Get Diversity in Cyber

Cybersecurity Expert Jane Frankland on How Diverse Cyber Workforce Can Increase Resilience
Jane Frankland, cybersecurity expert, entrepreneur and author

Jane Frankland has dedicated more than 25 years to cybersecurity, prominently advocating for women in the field and sustainability. She believes women have a unique perspective on risk management, with their inherent tendency toward suspicion, proving valuable in analyzing behavior in the industry.

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"We need greater diversity in gender, age, ethnicity and thinking in the field. The more diverse we are, the more innovative we will be," Frankland says.

Both the cybersecurity and sustainability domains face challenges in attracting and retaining new talent, with 62% of security leaders reporting difficulty in attracting new employees and 55% facing issues with retention. The World Economic Forum is also taking notice of these concerns. To address these problems, it is crucial to implement modern processes that prioritize diversity, inclusion and sustainability.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Frankland discusses:

  • Changes in threats and need for better risk management;
  • How CISOs and security leaders can address the issue of diversity;
  • Importance of people and processes in hiring the right, diverse talent.

Frankland is a renowned cybersecurity expert, entrepreneur and author. She founded The Source Platform and is the author of "In Security: Why a Failure to Attract and Retain Women in Cybersecurity Is Making Us All Less Safe." In 2020, she was appointed as managing director of Applied Cybersecurity Services at Accenture in the U.K.

About the Author

Rahul Neel Mani

Rahul Neel Mani

Founding Director of Grey Head Media and Vice President of Community Engagement and Editorial, ISMG

Neel Mani is responsible for building and nurturing communities in both technology and security domains for various ISMG brands. He has more than 25 years of experience in B2B technology and telecom journalism and has worked in various leadership editorial roles in the past, including incubating and successfully running Grey Head Media for 11 years. Prior to starting Grey Head Media, he worked with 9.9 Media, IDG India and Indian Express.

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