Source: Security Now
30 Oct 2018

As the cyberthreat landscape continues to grow more varied and intense in sophistication and strategic intent, demands on information security teams relentlessly shift and swell.

With limited personnel to manage the rising risk, the difficulty attracting, recruiting and retaining an appropriately skilled workforce has become a risk in and of itself.

Shortfalls in skills and capabilities are manifesting as major security incidents damage organizational performance and reputation. Building tomorrow’s security workforce is essential to address this challenge and deliver robust and long-term security for organizations in the digital age.

However, filling the skill shortage will require organizations to change their attitude and approach to hiring, training and participating in collaborative pipeline development efforts. An overly rigid and traditional approach to identifying candidates, coupled with over-stressed and under-staffed work environments, is clearly a stale practice in need of new tactics and fresh ideas.

Consider, for example, that new research by Cybersecurity Ventures, which finds that only 20% of the global cybersecurity workforce is comprised of women.

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