Why Hackers Are in Such High Demand, and How They’re Affecting Business Culture

News headlines often focus on the hackers who launch cyber attacks and leak confidential data such as National Security Agency exploits, sensitive political emails, and unreleased HBO programming, but hackers can also affect organizations in positive ways. White hat hackers (as opposed to black hats) increasingly are finding employment in companies as security researchers. From conducting penetration […]

8 Steps for Building an IT Security Career Path Program

Cybersecurity professionals are in steep demand, given the projected shortfall of 1.8 million workers by 2022. But organizations can both retain their coveted cybersecurity team members so they don’t get hired away, as well as attract new talent amid competing job offers – by creating a career path program. A majority of companies don’t provide such a […]

Automation Could Be Widening the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the cybersecurity skills shortage is now expected to hit 3.5 million positions by 2021 — a huge jump from current estimates of 1 million job openings. To help compensate for the growing shortage of talent, the cybersecurity industry is embracing artificial intelligence and automation to fill the gap. Read why Gary Golomb, Co-Founder & […]

5 Reasons the Cybersecurity Labor Shortfall Won’t End Soon

Cybersecurity Ventures predicts there will be 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021, up from 1 million at the end of 2013. With a growing awareness of the cybersecurity workforce shortage, why is the problem getting worse each year? Read about the 5 main reasons why the cybersecurity labor shortfall won’t end soon according to Steve Morgan, the founder and […]

Companies turn to ‘war games’ to seek out cyber security talent

A major shipping company is under attack. With help from a corrupt executive, an international hacking syndicate called Scorpius, has penetrated the computer networks of Fast Freight Ltd. The hackers have taken control of servers and compromised the systems that control Fast Freight’s vessels and its portside machinery. Read how companies are using war games to seek […]

A guide to overcoming the skills crisis in the cyber security industry

Read Nick Ismail’s article about how businesses can overcome skill shortage in cyber security on Information Age : With cyber attacks occurring almost every day, businesses are starting to wake up to the reality that the threats they pose should be one of their biggest concerns. While this is an issue, it means that cybersecurity […]

The cybersecurity skills shortage impacts security operations

According to ESG research, 45% of organizations report having a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills in 2017. Of course, this applies to all areas of cybersecurity but recent ESG research shows that the skills shortage has a direct impact on security analytics and operations. Read about the research by ESG which reveals that 54% of […]

Top 5 cybersecurity mistakes IT leaders make, and how to fix them

Despite increasing risks, cybersecurity professionals continue to find that their teams are understaffed and underskilled, according to a new report from the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), released Wednesday. Read more about the latest report by Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) which reveals that  70% of […]

Virtual Reality Could Help Close Workforce Gap

By 2020, a projected 1.8 million cybersecurity jobs will be unfulfilled, leaving organizations scrambling to think outside of the box when it comes to attracting talent. Read more about the new survey by ESG and ProtectWise which reveals that a projected 1.8 million cybersecurity jobs will be unfulfilled by 2020 on Infosec Magazine.

Using a robust platform for cyber threat analysis training

Read Joep Gommers’ explain how companies can use a robust platform for cyber threat analysis training on Help Net Security : We have recognised threats coming more regularly from varied origins such as nation-states, hacktivist and cybercriminal actors. Coupled with many new public policies aimed at mitigating the negative effects of data breaches, cyber espionage and intellectual […]