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Mar 12, 2019

This week, in the first of a four-part "Live from RSA Conference 2019" series, Rafal interviews Deidre Diamond. Deidre knows a little something about cybersecurity talent having worked in the field most of her professional career. We discuss all kinds of interesting and relevant topics...

Highlights from this week's show include...

  • Deidre presents her new "human model" for hiring, staffing, and retaining excellent talent
  • We discuss the difference between a good leader, and just a good manager and why those aren't the same
  • We discuss the pay gap, why it's still a thing, and what's to be done about it
  • Deidre discusses the challenges women face in cybersecurity, and what's changing



  • Deidre Diamond: (@DeidreDiamond) -  in her own words:
    • Combining my 21 years of experience working in technology and staffing, my love for the cybersecurity community, and a genuine enthusiasm for people; I created Cyber Security Network (, a company transforming the way Cyber Security Professionals approach job searches. will remove the frustration from job-hunting, and aid in interpersonal connections and education.

      Throughout my career, I have built large-scale sales and operations teams that achieved high performances. Creating cultures based on an anything is possible attitude allows people to achieve above and beyond the usual. By establishing an open communication framework throughout an organization; I have created cultures of positive energy, career advancement, and kindness, that enables teams to reach beyond peak performance and have fun at work.