It’s Not Where You Start – It’s How You Finish: Addressing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap with a New Collar Approach

May 9, 2017 from 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM UTC

The security skills gap looms large and working to close it is like simultaneously running a sprint, a steeplechase and a marathon. To help remedy this situation, organizations are pursuing many different creative ways to address the gap in both the short and long term – including new university programs, technical and vocational programs, apprenticeships, certifications, and government programs.

IBM believes that many cybersecurity jobs can be filled by “new collar” workers, those that may not have a traditional college or university degree, but they have the necessary technical skills and aptitudes. A new collar approach is an important new piece of a broader strategy that IBM and the greater cybersecurity community should take to address the formidable skills gap.

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This webinar will cover IBM’s point of view on this important topic, including:

  • What “new collar” means and how it can help address your cybersecurity talent needs
  • What new types of roles, new employee profiles and new partnerships are part of a new collar approach
  • How IBM is starting its new collar journey with respect to education models, programs and partnerships
  • How you can develop your own new collar approach for recruiting and retaining security talent

David Jarvis

Security & CIO Lead

Heather Ricciuto

Global Leader, Academic Outreach

Diane Kelley

Executive Security Advisor