Recruitment & Reskilling Strategy , Training & Security Leadership

Tips on Recruiting, Retaining Cybersecurity Staff

Professor Keith Martin Offers Insights
Keith Martin, professor of information security, Royal Holloway University

To recruit and retain cybersecurity specialists, organizations must "stop expecting people just to be sort of 'focused monkeys' and doing one particular task and turning the handle," says Keith Martin, professor of information security at Royal Holloway University in the U.K.

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Instead, he advises organizations to "give people room to grow and develop within an organization."

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Martin discusses:

  • More tips for security leaders on how they can better recruit and retain staff;
  • Royal Holloway University's cybersecurity Ph.D. program's approach to preparing the next generation of cybersecurity leaders;
  • How Ph.D. programs are adapting to keep up with today's dynamic threat landscape;

In addition to serving as a professor at Royal Holloway University, Martin is director of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's Center for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security for the Everyday.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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