CyberSN and CyberForward by CISOSHARE Partner to Address Cyber Security Resource Shortage
Both organizations come together to provide clients with trained cyber resources with hands-on work experience at highly affordable rates.
CyberSN and CyberForward by CISOSHARE have announced a partnership to provide trained junior cyber talent with work experience at affordable rates.
CyberForward has created a program that takes underrepresented individuals to provide them with both practical and on-the-job-training for six months while CyberSN can offer their services full time to organizations looking to build a pipeline of qualified junior talent.
Hiring cyber talent in an environment where high turnover is common starts with retention. Cyber professionals are looking for opportunities for growth, which means having junior resources to provide coverage and relieve burnout that could overwhelm senior professionals.
CyberForward and CyberSN are filling this gap by providing trained junior cyber talent with work experience at affordable rates. Organizations can build a pipeline of talent for their teams without having to work with resources with limited work experience.
"While historically talent development has been solely on the shoulders of the developing professional. With CyberForward, we believe talent development as a team sport is the best path forward. This team-based approach is why we created a support system of mentors, community, and cyber security partners that all work together throughout a participant's journey," says Mike Gentile, Founder, President, and CEO of CISOSHARE and Founder of CyberForward. "We could not be happier with the addition of CyberSN as such a key and meaningful partner and member of the team for everyone involved from program participants to the organizations that need them."
"Developing the skills needed to be valuable on a cybersecurity team takes hands on experience and time," says Deidre Diamond, Founder and CEO of CyberSN and Founder of Security Diversity. "Most cybersecurity teams don't have the budgets to hire junior talent and thus their senior talent leaves from burnout. By partnering with CyberForward, CyberSN is able to offer our clients experienced junior talent at affordable rates."
About CyberForward by CISOSHARE
CyberForward is a multi-phase professional development program that first identifies individuals with aptitudes to be successful in cybersecurity, develops their skills with focused role-based training and a comprehensive support system, and then gets them into working jobs on the path to a livable wage. The program enables success by working with participants to remove common roadblocks such as housing, access to transportation, technology, or other financial limitations so they can focus on their skill development and a successful career in cybersecurity. Once participants finish the foundational cyber security training and interning phases, the program then places them directly into real work engagements through hiring organizations on 3-to 6-month engagements. https://cyberfwd.com/cyberforward
CyberSN was founded in 2014 to address the challenges of job searching and hiring in the cybersecurity profession. Not long after, Founder and CEO Deidre Diamond (the first VP of Sales for Rapid7) founded the non-profit organization Secure Diversity, to address the gender gap in the industry. Together, CyberSN and Secure Diversity have created a number of events and programs to bring new people into the infosec profession and reshape the idea of what it takes to be a cybersecurity practitioner. CyberSN believes that retention is a hiring strategy and programs like these can help to create more workplace happiness. To see more hiring strategies and the 35 Job Categories of Cybersecurity visit https://www.cybersn.com
Based in Southern California and serving organizations everywhere, CISOSHARE was founded by Mike Gentile and is the leading provider of security program development, professional, and managed services for leading organizations around the world. Learning and teaching lies at the core of CISOSHARE's culture, focusing on educating employees and clients about information security through our services. We have served hundreds of organizations from, supplying dedicated security leaders to developing world-class security programs from the ground up. Find out more at https://cyberfwd.com
July 14, 2020