Training & Security Leadership

Filling the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Giovanni Vigna of Lastline Describes New Ways to Acquire Fresh Talent
Giovanni Vigna, CTO, Lastline

Gamification can play an important role in addressing the cybersecurity skills shortage, says Giovanni Vigna of Lastline.

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In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference, Vigna discusses:

  • A “positive pyramid scheme” to build talent;
  • Gamification strategies to attract top talent;
  • Finding expert talent in other fields.

Vigna, CTO at Lastline, has been researching and developing security technology for more than 25 years, working on malware analysis, web security, vulnerability assessment and intrusion detection. He is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara and is the co-director of the Computer Security Group at UCSB.

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Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Former Director, Banking and Payments

Holland focused on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times.

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