Interview: Recruiting challenges in Cybersecurity
The cybersecurity industry is growing at neckbreaking speed. This rapid growth brings new challenges, one of which is recruiting for the right people to do the increasingly complex and demanding jobs. Companies have to explore new and innovative ways in the recruitment of security personell and, generally speaking, assign the security department the strategic importance it requires.
Following his article on the talent shortage crisis, we had the chance to speak with Matt Donato, Managing Director of CyberSN, about the challenges of finding the right experts in Cybersecurity as well as the opportunities for security experts in an increasingly dynamic environment .
Matt Donato is the co-founder and managing partner of HuntSource. Based in Charlotte, NC, HuntSource provides comprehensive talent recruiting services for companies and professionals in the cyber security, data intelligence, and analytics markets. The company accelerates, streamlines, and simplifies the hiring process for companies and professionals in all three of these industries. The company’s capabilities include performing direct hires and executive searches, retained searches, and various staffing solutions.
Matt has 15 years of experience in the recruiting profession.
A few quotes about his beliefs and the company:
I believe the world is facing a major crisis defending corporate and governmental assets. Not only from a technology and governance perspective, but also from a people perspective, there are not nearly enough qualified cyber security professionals in place to defend and prevent these threats from escalating.
I believe this business exists to help organizations and individual professionals solve this talent problem. Helping companies find qualified cyber security talent faster and easier, and showing them how to be trained and re-skilled effectively and efficiently, is an important business to be in.