Looking for Cyber Unicorns
Hackers in hoodies; breaking into banks, like cyber-ninjas. The stereotypical image of cybersecurity portrayed. But, is there more to cybersecurity than just Penetration Testing, or Red Teaming. Many organisations claim there is a “cyber skills shortage”. Is it really a shortage, or is there a mismatch in what we’re (employers, and jobseekers) looking for?
Refreshed for 2022, this talk will take a high-level look at the job landscape and economics of cybersecurity. What does the supply and demand look like, especially for common roles? What other factors are at play when trying to find that perfect match?
From these, we identify and present patterns and ideas, to help people looking, hiring, and training cybersecurity professionals, demystify the skills gap problem. Revealing the numerous unique unicorns are indeed around.
Just another cybersecurity sherpa. Having fun at the intersection of technical security, trust, customer experience, and entrepreneurship, hoodiePony helps organisations, from Governments, to banks, to startups, to nonprofits navigate holistically securing themselves in cyberspace. In pursuit for continued growth through collaboration, they spend their time co-organising the OWASP AppSec Day conference, co-leads the OWASP Melbourne Chapter, and co-organises, the monthly technical security meetup, SecTalks Melbourne. They also spend time giving back by contributing to various open source projects, including a few by the OWASP Education Committee.