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A Cybersecurity Leader on Filling Jobs Now

Cory Mazzola of Las Vegas Sands Corp. on What It Takes to Find the Right InfoSec Talent
A Cybersecurity Leader on Filling Jobs Now
Cory Mazzola, executive director of global cybersecurity operations, Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Cory Mazzola, a cybersecurity leader at Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world's largest gaming and hospitality company, says recruiting security pros amid a talent shortage requires putting aside expectations about degrees and backgrounds. Instead, companies looking to fill vacancies now need to be willing to develop new skills in their new hires.

"If I'm looking for someone who's going to be a cybersecurity project manager or a technical integrator, I don't need someone with 10 or 15 years cybersecurity experience," he says in an interview with Information Security Media Group. "I'm going to look at someone with good technical background and maybe experience with programming or architecture and bring them in and grow that skill set organically."

In the interview (see audio link below photo), Mazzola also discusses:

  • His approach to enterprise risk detection;
  • How he's working with universities and other educational associations on curriculum standards for cybersecurity education;
  • How he differentiates himself as a leader.

Mazzola is executive director of global cybersecurity operations for the Las Vegas Sands Corp., which operates the Sands and Venetian resorts in Las Vegas and many others around the globe. Additionally, he is Co-Chairman of the Gaming and Hospitality Cyber Alliance. Previously, he held leadership positions at FireEye-Mandiant, Verizon Business and General Dynamics.

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