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How CISOs Can Recruit and Retain IT Security Teams While Also Fulfilling Their Own Careers


How CISOs Can Recruit and Retain IT Security Teams While Also Fulfilling Their Own Careers

Featuring: Megan McCann, CEO and Founder, McCann Partners; Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli, ITSP Magazine

The large ratio gap in the availability of IT security professionals to open positions existed long before COVID-19. And that gap has grown even bigger thanks to the great resignation that has continued to take place in the IT industry since the pandemic. This has created a huge challenge for CISOs and other security leaders in their efforts to recruit and retain skilled security teams.

In this interview, Megan McCann—CEO & Founder of the IT recruitment firm McCann Partners—presents creative approaches CISOs and hiring managers can apply to go beyond scanning resumes to finding prospects who can offer true value. McCann also discusses what CISOs can do to nurture their own careers.


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