In our last BetaKit Live on the subject, cybersecurity experts noted that the “pipeline” to develop a diverse set of cybersecurity talent in Canada was a little congested.
A person interested in cybersecurity generally must first complete an engineering or computer science degree, then apply to take additional courses related to cybersecurity. Given that most are often content to stop there and take a lucrative job as a developer or working engineer, it’s helped to create a huge cybersecurity talent gap, with 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs that need to be filled around the world by the end of this year.
That disconnect between developer and security talent extends from academia to the workplace, with misaligned incentives between those teams leading to a blame game of finger pointing on who is ultimately responsible for a company’s security. With major recent cybersecurity breaches like SolarWinds and the Twitch hack, the stakes have never been higher.
This Tuesday, October 19, BetaKit is proud to present a BetaKit Live panel conversation meant to heal the developer-security divide. Featuring cybersecurity and software development leaders from across North America, the panel will discuss how empathy, education, and leadership can help organizations trust their employees and each other to keep vital information secure.
This BetaKit Live will be streamed simultaneously to Facebook and Twitter. Have a question you’d like asked during the stream? Post it in the comments section below and we’ll make sure it gets answered!
BetaKit Live: Solving the developer-security divide
Tuesday, October 19, 4:00PM-5:00PM EST
Douglas Soltys – Editor-in-Chief, BetaKit
Special Guest Participants:
John O’Brien – Security Lead, Customer Success, Microsoft Canada
Dave Burnison – Technical Advocate, GitHub
Cara Wolf – CEO, Ammolite Analytx