The Demand for Soft Skills

March 23, 2020

Summary

The current global industry talent shortage proves to be a tough challenge and while having impressive technical skills are important, showing skill in creative problem-solving and communication may put you above the rest. Join Brian and Lisa Plaggemier, CSO at MediaPRO, as they discuss a new perspective on training and awareness, the difference between training to solve a specific problem and thinking critically.

There’re still folks out there that want to run a really punitive program and really advocate for that, and they swear by it, because if you train to a very specific behavior and you have stiff consequences for noncompliance, it's going to work, you're going to get that specific behavior. I don't argue with that, but I think a lot of CISOs will tell you that what they want to see is engagement, and if you run a really punitive program, and your materials aren't engaging, and you're not inviting people in, you're also not teaching them how to think.

Lisa Plaggemier

Lisa Plaggemier is Chief Strategy Officer at MediaPRO, a leading provider of data privacy and security training solutions.

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