Security / September 5, 2019

Building the Next Generation of Security Talent

As the demand for computer security experts continues to grow, organizations are finding it harder and harder to fill open head counts for critical positions within their teams. The number of existing professionals is simply too low, meaning organizations will increasingly have to turn to entry-level people to fill open positions. This presents a new challenge to the industry: How do we effectively support and train these industry newcomers?

At Black Hat USA 2019, William Peteroy, Security CTO at Gigamon, and I spoke to the concerns and challenges that companies have when hiring new talent and why we feel that on-the-job training, when implemented correctly, can be the most effective way to support and train entry-level employees. Not only do we detail our own approach to this problem, but we also dive into the challenges we faced as well as how we learned and adapted from them.

At the end of the presentation, we announced the release of our OpenJQR project, an open source project meant to provide training documents to aid organizations in building out their own training programs to support newcomers.

We look forward to joining together to develop the next generation of security talent.

Download the presentation slides: Building the Next Generation of Security Talent.

Featured Webinars
Hear from our experts on the latest trends and best practices to optimize your network visibility and analysis.


People are talking about this in the Gigamon Community’s Security group.

Share your thoughts today

Back to top