It’s tough to grow a tech business in Silicon Valley when you’re competing against “sexier” companies like Lyft, Airbnb, Facebook and Google for the same cyber talent, says Mai Ton, vice president of human resources at OneLogin. But that’s the harsh reality for the identity and access management provider.
The ongoing cyber skills shortage isn’t helping matters. By 2021, 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will go unfilled, up from 1 million openings last year, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.
To find new talent, OneLogin considered moving some of its operations into different U.S. cities with more target-rich environments for available cyber-skilled workers. Conventional wisdom told HR leaders that they could find engineers in Seattle and New York, but after researching publicly available data online, “We found that was actually not the case,” she says.
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