Rethinking the quest to fix cybersecurity talent shortage

A study by specialist recruiter Robert Half in 2016 found that 85% of Singaporean CIOs polled anticipate more cybersecurity threats in the next five years – well above the 78% average of the eight countries surveyed – citing shortage of skilled IT security professionals as a major reason. During the survey, a majority of CIOs […]

Cybersecurity skills shortage hurts security analytics, operations

Read why on Oltsik says that cyber security skill shortage is leading to poor cyber sec operations and analytics on CSO Online : I’ve written a lot about the cybersecurity skills shortage over the past five years. For example, ESG research indicates that 45 percent of organizations claim to have a problematic shortage of cybersecurity […]

Here are the dos and don’ts when hiring healthcare cybersecurity pros

Healthcare organizations are wrestling with a vast number of cybersecurity job openings and the dearth of cybersecurity professionals to fill those roles. Fifty-eight percent are training existing staff in new security skills, 53 percent are using contractors, 36 percent are employing managed security service providers (MSSPs), and only 31 percent are hiring new staff, according to […]

Cybersecurity job market to suffer severe workforce shortage

Read Steve Morgan’s article about how cyber security is suffering a serious workforce shortage on CSO Online : The global cybercrime epidemic – predicted to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021 – is creating an unprecedented shortage of cybersecurity workers. These 10 facts, figures, statistics, and observations sum up the employment crisis – and […]

As the skills gap widens, IT teams will struggle even more

When it comes to meeting future demands, IT leaders in the UK are lagging behind those in Germany and the US. This is according to a new report by Brocade, entitled Global Digital Transformation Skills Study. The report is based on a survey of 630 IT leaders in the US, UK, France, Germany, Australia and […]

Cybersecurity Has a Serious Talent Shortage. Here’s How to Fix It

Read Marc van Zadelhoff’s article about how companies can fix the serious talent shortage in cyber security on Harvard Business Review : It’s a refrain I’ve been hearing for the past 18 months from clients all over the world: “We need more skilled people for our security team.” The need is real and well-documented. A report from […]

A Growing Talent Shortfall Can Leave Apps Vulnerable

Read why John Matthew Holt says that cyber security skill shortage can leave mobile apps vulnerable to cyber criminals on Infosec Magazine : It has recently been widely reported that there is a growing talent shortfall of security professionals, which is expected to reach 1.5 million by 2020. This will prove to be an unlikely […]

Revolutionising the cyber-security skills gap with ‘ethical hacking’

Read why Riaan Van Boom says that it is necessary to prepare for cyber attacks by training staff in ethical hacking on Business Live : Cyber security attacks are inevitable — the threats rising steadily along with increasingly professional cyber-criminal networks and attack vectors. Unfortunately, the security skills needed by organisations to prepare for these […]

Cybersecurity Trends Data: Organizations Short-Handed Just as Threats Multiply

Public and private sector organizations find themselves short-handed even as the frequency and sophistication of attacks and threats rises, according to Crowd Research Partners’ 2017 Cybersecurity Trends Report. Read about the new report titled Crowd Research Partners’ 2017 Cybersecurity Trends Report which reveals that broad cyber security trends show organisations face skill shortage even as cyber […]

Healthcare Firms Turn to Cybersecurity Pros as Threats Worsen

Read Nicole Henderson’s article about how healthcare firms are hiring more cyber security pros even as cyber threats are rising on Talkin Cloud : While 2016 was an incredible year for innovation in healthcare technology, from a security standpoint it was a challenging one: last year a healthcare breach happened once a day on average, […]