• Cybersecurity world faces ‘chronic shortage’ of qualified staff; It’s the number one security problem, according to analyst

    August 24th, 2017 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , ,

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    The number one issue facing cybersecurity firms is a “chronic shortage” of qualified staff.

    That’s according to the founder of market analyst Cybersecurity Ventures, Steve Morgan. “The single biggest trend, globally, is that there are chronic work shortages of qualified cyber security staff. It’s an absolute epidemic,” Morgan told supply-chain blog Channelnomics.

    Morgan’s company in 2016 gathered feedback from executives listed highest on the company’s list of 500 top cybersecurity firms, many of whom pointed to the same problem.

    “We are one of the few industries globally experiencing zero-percent unemployment,” said Robert Herjavec, CEO of cybersecurity outfit Herjavec Group. “Unfortunately the pipeline of security talent isn’t where it needs to be to help curb the cybercrime epidemic. Until we can rectify the quality of education and training that our new cyberexperts receive, we will continue to be outpaced by the Black Hats.”

    John McAfee has also weighed in on the issue, saying that cybersecurity is “the least populated of any field of technology,” and noting that there are two job openings for every qualified applicant.

    On Sunday, Cybersecurity Ventures predicted that by 2021 there will be 3.5 million vacant cybersecurity jobs due to the lack of a “pipeline of security talent” combined with ever-expanding cybercrime.

    IMPT to read the whole story here. H/T to Steve Morgan at Cybersecurity Ventures

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