“Any time you see an epic collapse in any system, you need to go bigger to understand the problem”
Leaders and futurists have predicted that we may see the first human on Mars in the next 5-10 years, with colonization to happen soon thereafter. This is not a Star Trek futuristic visioneering exercise. We sit at the dawn of interplanetary travel, and it is critical that we as an industry understand the implications of the biggest big bang disruption in history of our planet.
Like the days of steel, the infrastructure that girds our digital critical infrastructure is fragile and it’s breaking. One needs look no further than the continuous reporting of supply chain breaches and ransomware demands to understand the state of security. When a security breach prevents a large swath of the United States from getting gasoline, we have a problem. And that’s minor in comparison to what could happen.
“One of our issues is that proper security is inordinately resource-intensive”
“We are looking at millions of jobs opening up in security worldwide and no real plan for how to fill them”
One in Tech, an ISACA Foundation
One In Tech is an organization that seeks to build a healthy digital world that is safe, secure and accessible for all. To combat barriers commonly faced by underrepresented groups, they built a suite of programs focused on children, women, people of color and those underserved socioeconomically and due to bias. Their objective is to build equity and diversity in the digital space. One In Tech provides three key programs designed to address global needs and provide programs with measurable impact:
The We Lead Tech program looks to amend the racial and cultural diversity imbalance within tech professions. The lack of diversity is incompatible with the values of the tech industry — innovation, creativity and diversity of thought. Hiring individuals who do not look, talk or think like their employers enables organizations to avoid costly pitfalls of conformity and results in more innovative thinking. ISACA collaborated with City Colleges of Chicago in the creation of this program.