How to Manage the Security Talent Gap

February 27th, 2019 by Cassie Fisher

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As the disconnect of supply and demand continues to grow, how can companies get the security resources they need despite the skills shortage? It’s time for a significant change in approach to safeguard business.

“The lack of skilled cybersecurity personnel is doing more than putting companies at risk; it’s affecting the job satisfaction of their existing staff,” Cybersecurity Workforce Study,

Featured below are four articles on how companies can broaden their range of potential candidates to survive the skills shortage epidemic.


 

The Cybersecurity Talent Gap Is An Industry Crisis
As hackers ramp up attacks with increasingly sophisticated methods and tools that are readily available for purchase on the dark web, the “white hats” need all the help they can get. According to recent estimates, there will be as many as 3.5 million unfilled positions in the industry by 2021.

Cybersecurity skills shortage
From vendor agnostic, standards and skills-based training to a commitment to inspiring the next generation to join the industry in the first place, everyone demanding a solution to cyber security skills shortage today needs to step up and become part of the solution – not the problem.

The Cybersecurity Talent Gap Is Getting Even Worse
Over 50% of organizations have a skills shortage of cybersecurity talent, up from just 23% back in 2014. According to IT professionals, the shortage in talent problem is cited as the greatest challenge facing their organization across a whole spectrum of industries.

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Soars, Nearing 3 Million
New research by (ISC)2 places the estimate at just under 3 million – 2.93 million to be exact – with roughly 500,000 of those positions located in North America.

 

 

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