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Ditch hoodies and hackers to encourage diverse security recruitment

September 13, 2019

The cyber security industry needs to embark on a charm offensive and address its image problem if it is to successfully recruit more diverse teams in terms of gender, race, sexuality and neurodiversity, according to a panel of sector experts convened at Trend Micro’s CloudSec event in London.

One of the easiest ways to make cyber security more attractive could be to eliminate the traditional stock photo image of a cyber criminal that is so beloved of the media, said Theresa Payton, president and CEO of consultancy Fortalice and formerly White House CIO during the George W Bush presidency.

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