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Strategies for Reskilling and Filling Cybersecurity Jobs

Infosys CISO Vishal Salvi on Mentoring, Online Training and Foundational Skills
Vishal Salvi, CISO and head of the cyber practice, Infosys

The gap between cybersecurity workforce demand and the number of skilled workers available to fill those jobs widened during the pandemic. So organizations need to take a multi-pronged approach to attract, reskill and retain employees, says Vishal Salvi, CISO and head of cyber practice at Infosys.

Salvi says organizations need to plant the seeds at the college level and provide mentoring programs and easy-to-access online training to meet the industry's needs. "The foundational element of cyber is very, very important, and it should be done when we catch them young," he says.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Salvi also discusses:

  • The discipline and passion for continuous learning in cybersecurity;
  • The need for diverse backgrounds and perspectives in the field;
  • Key strategies for recruiting new personnel.

Salvi is responsible for overall information and cybersecurity strategy and its implementation across Infosys Group. He is also responsible for the cybersecurity business delivery, driving security strategy, delivery, business and operations enabling enterprises' security and improving their overall posture. He has over 25 years of industry experience and has held various leadership roles in cybersecurity and IT at PwC, HDFC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Global Trust Bank, Development Credit Bank and Crompton Greaves.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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