Trends Report

Succession Planning Is A Business Resilience Imperative

How To Retain Key Security Talent With A Clear Path For Advancement

June 30th, 2022
With contributors:
Joseph Blankenship , Melissa Bongarzone , Zachary Dallas , Alexis Tatro , Peggy Dostie


Employees are on the move. As tech and security leaders adjust to managing hybrid teams, they should also plan for the loss and replacement of key security talent. Attrition and the increasing length of time needed to find a replacement leaves security programs — and firms — vulnerable. Implementing a formal succession planning process for the security organization mitigates risk and increases employee satisfaction and retention. This report provides steps for starting a succession planning program and real-world examples of companies that are already focused on developing and retaining the next generation of security talent.

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