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IDG Contributor Network: Retaining security talent by embracing distributed team management

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 22, 2016.

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    Ask anyone in a security leadership role about their team and you’ll likely find that the great majority are struggling. They are struggling because finding security talent is increasingly hard and keeping that talent is even harder. This is one of the key reasons many organizations are embracing a distributed security team model.

    As technology continues to simplify our personal and professional lives, organizations seeking to “get with the times” are increasingly allowing their staff to telecommute, as well as work from other locations, time zones, and in some instances, other countries. There are many positive outcomes for having a security team be dispersed geographically ranging from improved work-life balances for the staff to being able to hire the right people regardless of where they reside. This also allows a company to have a truly diverse workforce whose backgrounds, experiences, and cultures can all be leveraged in support of an organization’s objectives.

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