Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I or DEI) is an important business initiative of recent years. But a 2021 report by the Society for Human Resource Management, which surveyed 804 human resource professionals, suggests the acronym might more appropriately spell “die.” That’s because “[r]oughly 80% of companies are just going through the motions and not holding themselves accountable” for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Moreover, “Organizations tend to resort to legacy tactics of bias training, diversity recruiting, and programs that sometimes backfire and contribute to more division than unity,” the report found.
In the future, we might barely remember life before the metaverse — just like we sometimes struggle to recall the days before PCs or Wi-Fi. The metaverse may change everything we know about the cyber universe, but the security profession doesn’t quite know what to make of it.
If you’re still unclear on the topic — and many security leaders are — the metaverse is the next, more immersive iteration of the internet. Today’s web is made up of memes, blogs and Zoom. Tomorrow’s version of the web is a combination of virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D computing, where users might inhabit their own avatars and interact in a simulated version of reality. Platforms such as Second Life, Roblox and Minecraft are steps in that direction, but the full-fledged metaverse promises to be much more encompassing.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has galvanized the public in a way the world hasn’t seen since Winston Churchill — let’s look at what leadership lessons Zelensky offers security executives.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has galvanized the public in a way the world hasn’t seen since Winston Churchill. The comedian turned world leader is being lauded for his leadership by standing up to his Russian neighbor and valiantly joining his compatriots to fight off the Kremlin’s brutal invasion of his country.
Let’s look at what Zelenskyy’s example offers security leaders.