Deidre Diamond has combined her 25 years of experience working in technology and staffing with her love for the cybersecurity community to create CyberSN, a company transforming the way cybersecurity professionals approach job searches. Deidre is also the Founder of Secure Diversity, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the cybersecurity talent shortage.
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Acquiring and Retaining Talent
Soft Skills, Professional Development, Community / Networking, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Women in Tech, HR
Workforce development is reliant on the combination of a subject-matter common language framework of projects and tasks. Job descriptions are then derived from this same framework of subject-matter project and task definition. A career development plan based on standardized projects and tasks; along with a culture that allows for psychological safety; will allow you to acquire and retain talent. When we combine daily processes of business operations derived from a subject-matter common language, in which all teammates know their role and the roles of others on the team (along with a culture that allows humans to think, feel and perceive without negative consequences) we can truly experience workforce development in any subject-matter profession. Hear how to achieve this success in cybersecurity. Between our technology and our theories, we are showing that organizations can obtain cybersecurity talent in less than 60 days and retain them.
Hack Your EQ, Grow Your Career
Soft Skills, Professional Development, Community / Networking, Innovation, Women in Tech, Diversity and Inclusion
Our Intelligence Quotient (IQ) levels are pre-determined at birth, however, our Emotional Quotient (EQ) is capable of evolving over the course of our entire lives. The studies have shown that it is EQ, more than IQ, that determines success. What is EQ? What are the soft skills that makeup EQ? How can you leverage soft skills to move up the Leadership ladder? How does the lack of EQ skills impact our communities' job retention and happiness statistics? Together we can prioritize the soft skills training needed for our departments to succeed. Much like our technical hard skills our soft skills can be learned and must be fostered constantly. Learn the art of making and managing measurable agreements, win-win communication, and how to use lean language. This discussion will engage in role-playing scenarios based on real-world challenges and obstacles from the cybersecurity industry and will help us get more women into Leadership and Executive Offices.