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How to Recruit and Retain Cybersecurity Professionals

InfoSec Connect’s Erin Hanson to Speak at ISSA Webinar: How to Recruit and Retain Cybersecurity Professionals

How To Recruit and Retain Cybersecurity Professionals


2-Hour Live Event: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Start Time: 9:00 a.m. US-Pacific/ 12:00 p.m. US-Eastern/ 5:00 p.m. London

Click here to register.


We have all heard the term “Cybersecurity talent shortage.” With information security rising as one of the quickest growing industries, there are more jobs than there are qualified candidates. This creates a difficult HR environment and tends to lead to a high level of turnover. How can businesses recruit, but just as importantly, retain, key cybersecurity personnel?

In this two hour ISSA International web event, industry professionals will share their experiences and provide real world feedback regarding one of the most challenging issues facing the information security field. Additionally, we will explore the results of a comprehensive employment study performed by ISSA and ESG earlier this year. What does the data collected in the survey tell us about the current and future security job markets, and how can you apply these findings to your business operations?



Erin Hanson, Director of Client Experience, InfoSec Connect

Erin has been involved in people analytics and professional recruiting for federal government contractors for over 20 years. Erin’s experience includes recruitment of highly specialized doctorate level skill sets in support of energy research positions including life sciences, physical sciences, IT/Cyber and specialized engineering fields. Additionally, Erin has experience in business analytics, proposal writing, program development/administration, and business development roles. Her experience offers demonstrated abilities in managing and developing solution oriented proposals and programs.

Erin is a graduate of University of Idaho with a Bachelors in General Studies with an emphasis in Industrial Technology. She is certified as a Global Professional in Human Resources. Erin’s degree emphasis in industrial technology and broad experience in technical recruiting provides her with a strong technical terminology and understanding of skill sets in multiple science, technology, engineering, and math fields. 


Candy Alexander

Candy has nearly 30 years in the security industry working for companies such as Digital Equipment, Compaq Computer Corporation, and Symantec. She has held several positions as CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) for which she developed and managed Corporate Security Programs. She is now working as a Virtual CISO and Cyber Security consultant.

Candy is the chief architect for the Cyber Security Career Lifecycle for the ISSA (Information Systems Security Association), and until recently she served a Director for 14 years on the International Board. She is also the past President and current Board Member of the ISSA Education and Research Foundation. Candy has also served as Vice President of Education and Vice President of International Relations for the ISSA. She remains a loyal member at the local level with the New England Chapter and the ISSA – New Hampshire Chapter.

Candy has received numerous awards and recognition, including that of Distinguished Fellow of the ISSA, ranking her as one of the top 1% in the association, and she was inducted into the ISSA Hall of Fame in 2014. She also had the opportunity to be a featured speaker for the IT Security Symposium at the United Nations, and even received an invitation to the Offices of the White House to speak on the importance of security awareness to the President’s “Cyber-Czar” staff.


Kim Jones

Kim L. Jones is Director, Cybersecurity Education Consortium, Arizona State University and has been an intelligence, security, and risk professional for over 25 years. A sought-after speaker and industry thought leader, Jones has built, refined, and/or managed security programs in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, outsourcing and defense industries.

Jones has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a master’s degree in information assurance from Norwich University and holds the CISM, CISSP, and CRISC certifications. He is a member of the CISO Advisory Council for ISSA International.


ISSA International Web Conferences occur on a monthly basis and provide CPE credits for continuing education. For more information and to see the upcoming schedule, click here.

webinar for ISSA Women in Security SIG

InfoSec Connect’s Domini Clark to lead mentoring webinar for ISSA Women in Security SIG

InfoSec Connect founder Domini Clark will lead a virtual mentoring webinar for Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)’s Women in Security SIG on June 13, 2016 at 12 pm Eastern.  The webinar information with links to register is below.  Hope to see you there!


 webinar for ISSA Women in Security SIG

Virtual Mentoring:

Welcome to the Women’s Corner

Domini Clark, Principal, Blackmere Consulting

Nicole Gray, CISO, Venable Law Firm

Hanna Sicker, Sr. Manager,Security and Network Operations Center, StubHub

Monday, June 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern

Location and Registration

The presentation will be remote, presenting virtually. Registration is available at the following location:


Going it alone? No formalized mentoring program within your firm? Want a different perspective? Want to connect with women leaders and practitioners across the globe? You’ve come to the right place. Join us for session #1 of our quarterly informal mentoring discussion with our resident virtual mentoring team to see how you too can benefit from increased connection and learning opportunities, heightened career progression, greater levels of job performance, pay increases, and more empowered roles enabling higher levels of personal and professional satisfaction.


Domini Clark is the Principal for Blackmere Consulting, an Executive Search Firm dedicated to the Information Security industry. After more than a decade specializing in recruiting in the information security sector, Domini founded InfoSec Connect, the industry’s first hassle free recruitment communication platform exclusively serving the information security community. With over 15 years as an Executive Recruiter, she has successfully represented Fortune 100 companies, information security services organizations and technology firms to find, recruit, hire and retain top level information security talent.


Nicole Gray has over 20 years of cybersecurity, technical, and project management experience. She has been entrusted to ignite the vision for her prior prior CTO’s comprehensive Technology Strategic Plan, including leading plan execution for this market leader in healthcare analytics with the largest healthcare data set in the country. Fashioned and managed a Technology Project Management Office, including administering a large technology budget and directing staff of 40+ technology professionals managing operations security, data security, network security, physical security and application security for Inovalon. Established and administered all Privacy, Security and Risk Management Programs for the company. Orchestrated overall Technology Spend Reduction Plan, Audit & Compliance Program and Program Management Governance Process, and built from the ground floor a World-Class Security Program impacting 2,500 personnel. Led development of 5 strategic initiatives driving innovative idea generation and competitive positioning in the marketplace.


Hanna Sicker has over 25 years of technical and management experience, including 10 years in information security operations. As a SOC/NOC manager, Sicker oversees a team of SOC analysts and NOC Engineers who provide support to all StubHub sites. Possessing expertise across a broad range of security technologies, Sicker has extensive experience in site operations, incident response management, predictive risk analysis, SIEM, network access control, network performance, security monitoring and anti-malware. She holds CISM and CISSP certifications with a degree in Computer Science.


SIG Information

Mission Connecting the World, One Cybersecurity Practitioner at a Time.

Vision. The WIS SIG is committed to developing women leaders globally, building a stronger cybersecurity community fabric, and enabling success across the globe.

Creating Leaders Together – ISSA WIS SIG embraces a spirit of collaboration within its organization and throughout the industry. We partner with organizations to provide leadership programs and services, and challenge these companies to create cybersecurity-oriented professional advancement opportunities for women.

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