Intelligent CISO Issue 10 - Page 52

COVER STORY diverse range of regulations globally is also key to managing the landscape of threats internationally and ensuring we’re appropriately secure and compliant across different regions. The biggest current global threats Cybercrime is a lucrative and organised business that operates across national boundaries. This coupled with the relative anonymity provided by the Internet makes attributing these crimes an ongoing challenge. Once an attack is out in the public, it is accessible to others so an advanced state level threat this year is something available to everyone as soon as it has been used. That’s why it is critical for a CISO to have an understanding of the different threats that are out there, along with understanding business models and goals in order to be able to appropriately monitor and protect our systems. 52 Addressing the cyberskills shortage While specialist jobs requiring niche skill sets can definitely be a challenge, there are ways to improve and expand your candidate pools. Experience is, of course, important, but when recruiting, companies would do well to consider how they could broaden the skill sets they’re seeking. Just Eat is committed to helping its employees grow and, in my team, we are always keen to recruit people from other parts of the business who have a passion and dedication to learn, even if they have little experience in security. For example, we invite colleagues to join our team on secondments – not only providing them with an opportunity to see if security is right for them but giving us access to their knowledge about the wider business. We also take on apprentices to give them an opportunity to learn about security and help them identify which parts of the role they like most. We now have more than 80 STEM ambassadors working with young people across the UK to inspire and educate them about careers in technology. We’re passionate about inspiring the next generation of talent and, in February 2018, we launched Just Eat’s STEM Ambassador programme. We now have more than 80 STEM ambassadors working with young people across the UK to inspire and educate them about careers in technology. Issue 10 | www.intelligentciso.com