The Cybersecurity Hiring Conundrum: Youth vs. Experience
Dark Reading, May 4th, 2020
May 4, 2020,
Volume 266, Issue 1

How working together across the spectrum of young to old makes our organizations more secure

"One of my favorite jokes in the security industry is the one that deals with the difficult challenge of recruiting: Everyone seems to be looking to hire a 30-year-old with 20 years of security experience. Obviously, that's impossible, but this joke can actually teach us a lot about information security.

Is there value to life experience and age in security? Is youth better? Or is age irrelevant altogether? As the poignant adage states, "Youth is wasted on the young." That being said, I think that both the young and experienced can learn from one another. Let's examine these questions by listing and discussing a few of the pros and cons for each..."

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