Cybersecurity recruiters should take a balanced approach to IT talent and seek diverse perspectives, according to a study by cybersecurity association (ISC)², ITPro reported.
Only 51% of cybersecurity professionals have degrees in computer and information services. Only 42% considered a dedicated security education to be critical for the job.
Cybersecurity talent from military and law enforcement made up 31% of the survey.
One of (ISC)²’s recommendations was to build more diversity into cyber security teams by recruiting across race, gender, nationality, and age, ITPro reported.
However, inclusivity for women in cybersecurity could use improvement.
Two-thirds of the respondents were male.