When speaking with our clients, a common theme we hear is the lack of skills in Cyber Security, the figures in this recently published article definitely highlight the severity of this skills gap...
By 2020 the skills gap in Cyber Security will be 1.5m, Security is a global issue, effecting small and large businesses, through to government, how will we keep up with the continual threats and breaches?
Its great to see the likes of the "Big Four" taking what I think is a twenty-first century approach to hiring, and not making it compulsory for new applicants to have a degree, taking their industry experience in to account.
Bringing it all together, if the Cyber Security industry is to shorten the skills gap, we need to be open minded to the backgrounds and experience someone can bring to the table.
What do you think?
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 Frost & Sullivan and (ISC)2 found that the global cybersecurity workforce will have more than 1.5 million unfilled positions by 2020. But the security industry is a fast-growing market, with IDC pegging it as becoming a $101 billion opportunity by 2020. So what’s causing the talent shortage?