Diversity and Inclusion being essential to cybersecurity

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Since the emergence of Covid19, we have all seen an exponential increase in the use of new technologies. Indeed, this means that more and more job offers are available in this sector and particularly, in the field of cybersecurity. The latter is currently experiencing a shortage of talent that is causing a large number of positions available. This need to recruit has fundamentally changed the recruiter’s expectations. In fact, today, a university-educated candidate can compete very well with someone trained online. As a result, teams are made up of talent from different backgrounds, which allows for a range of viewpoints, approaches and methods to be brought together. Currently, the digital revolution is looking to recruit talent no matter where they come from, as long as they have the necessary skills.

 

Different training for different profiles

A major part of what will make up the diversity of your team is their previous background. Indeed, some will have gone to college, while others will have simply completed online training. Indeed, cybersecurity professions require the candidate to have the required skills and place little importance on the path taken to acquire them. Thus, building diverse teams is made easier.

As the field grows, so does the diversity of gender, ethnicity and education. Even though there is still progress to be made, diversity within these teams is becoming a necessity and a key to the race for innovation.

 

Freelancers, a valuable tool for cybersecurity

Since the beginning of the epidemic in 2020, we have seen a consistent increase in the number of people working as freelancers, telecommuting. As you can imagine, this event has completely transformed the forms in which we used to work before. This increase in telecommuting has allowed many people to follow parallel trainings, thus opening the door to the world of freelancing and digital. Consequently, anyone can start their own business as a freelancer in any field they want.

In the case of cybersecurity, work teams are increasingly formed from a group of freelancers collaborating only for a fixed-term project. As a result, these teams are increasingly made up of very diverse people, who may come from all over the world and may have very different backgrounds or training. This creates a mix of methods, approaches or techniques that brings a certain richness in terms of knowledge gathering. Therefore, new ideas or perspectives of hacking can be brought to the table in order to find solutions to these cyber attacks.

 

Diversity, a key to defense

The attacks are carried out by one or more cyber-terrorists, who themselves demonstrate a high degree of diversity. In fact, their virtual identity allows them to chat with other hackers all over the world and link up according to the attacks. The Internet has no borders. We can compare them to freelance hackers.

The people who lead cyber-attacks do not have a typical profile. They can come from any part of the world, speak any language and have very different thinking. The only way to maximize your chances of identifying them is to have the right team in place to solve the problem. The more diverse the people you recruit, the more likely you are to identify psychological and behavioral characteristics of the individual. If there is one guideline to follow in this area, it is to be open-minded. Indeed, the more unilaterally you reason, the less likely you are to solve the attack.

 

A key to better understanding your customers

In the same way that diversity serves as a defense against cyber-attacks, it also allows for a more adequate understanding of your customers. Whether it’s languages or different types of technical approaches, having a team rich in diverse talent means you’re more likely to respond exactly to the customer’s request.

 

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Our multilingual, multinational IT team 

Moneytrans is proud to have colleagues from all over the world in the IT field. Thanks to them and their collaboration, we are able to offer our customers a high quality service and adapt to their needs in the best possible way. Indeed, their different techniques and experience help us to meet our customers’ needs as efficiently as possible.

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