Why Diversity Is the Defender's Greatest WeaponCISO Patricia Titus on Changing Our Recruitment Practices
CISO Patricia "Patti" Titus says the cybersecurity sector is "still struggling" with the diversity and inclusion it requires. "The things we do really impact all of our end users, employees and customers," she says, so you need "the broadest skill set possible when you're making decisions."
She encourages security leaders to "take a risk on someone" and "open a door."
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Titus discusses:
- The current state of diversity and inclusion in the industry;
- Where we have improved and what issues still need to be addressed;
- Advice to security leaders who want recruit more diversely.
Titus is the former chief information security officer of IT security provider Symantec and IT integrator Unisys' federal systems unit. She also served for six years as the CISO at the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration.