5 non-traditional hiring tips for InfoSec

5 non-traditional hiring tips for InfoSec

There’s a dramatic shortage of qualified information security professionals in the industry today. Globally, we’re a million people short, according to Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security Report. According to Ponemon’s 2014 IT Security Jobs Report,...

10 tips to attract women to infosec jobs

Women make up just 11 percent of information security professionals. Just increasing that number to 22 percent would solve the industry’s staffing shortage problem. Unfortunately, at most companies, the recruitment process is designed to attract the...

Info sec industry still struggles to attract women

Info sec industry still struggles to attract women

Even as women have made dramatic advances in medicine, law, and other fields, the proportion of women pursuing undergraduate degrees in the computer sciences has actually been dropping, from around 30 percent in 1990...

Career Management for Longer Lifespans

Career Management for Longer Lifespans

We’re living longer, staying active and healthy, and having fewer children. On one hand, you could see this as a demographic disaster in the making. There would be fewer workers to drive the economy...

Surviving the Tech Manager’s Global Squeeze

Surviving the Tech Manager’s Global Squeeze

It’s the new reality of IT: working as part of a global team, with coworker and outsourcers all over the world, coordinated by a project manager at headquarters. But that reality can be ugly,...

Creative Recruiting

Creative Recruiting

Originally published in Computerworld. Four years ago, CEO John Cestar took a novel approach to increasing the skill levels at Freeborders, a small outsourcing provider that operates in China. He took a road trip...

Language Barriers

Language Barriers

Originally published in Computerworld. Among the various sourcing peculiarities and problems specific to China is regionalism, says Pieter Tsiknas, director of SearchBank’s Beijing office. Read full article.

Saving face in China

Saving face in China

Originally published in Computerworld. In the West, companies want to put on a good face for customers, even if it means having to admit mistakes. Righting wrongs is a big part of a good...