Why Are There So Few Young Execs In Security?

The 'old boy' network seems to still dominate security, with company executives typically in their 50s and 60s.

Part of this is simply that the industry is older in general. Another part is the lack of successful startups to disrupt the status quo.

We have been talking about Should Talented Young People Get Out Of The Security / Surveillance Industry? One of the big negatives, to me, is that it takes a long time for even talented people to get into leadership roles. In other tech fields, 30s makes you a veteran, in security, you are still clearly 'young'.

I wish the 'old boy' network would retire as soon as possible.

What do you think? A problem? Not a problem? Fair? Not Fair?

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