Win the information security talent war

Happy employees stick around, panelists tell Security Summit attendees.

Damian Romano, State Employees’ Credit Union; Todd Clemens, SunWest Federal Credit Union; David Plaut, Yolo Federal Credit Union; and Joseph Bongcayao, Oregon Community Credit Union.

Recent information security (IS) statistics tell a scary story: The U.S. cybersecurity workforce has a shortage of 377,000 people, 57% of U.S. companies have a cybersecurity skills shortage, and the average IS professional earns nearly $120,000 a year.

“This is what we’re all dealing with,” says Eric Starkey, chief information officer at Louisiana Federal Credit Union in LaPlace. “We’re all struggling to keep people in our shops.”

Starkey led a panel discussion Tuesday at the ninth Annual Security Summit that precedes the 2022 CUNA Operations & Member Experience Council and CUNA Technology Council Conference in Las Vegas.

The panelists were:


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