7 Steps to Combat the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

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Consider Partnering with a Third-Party Provider

With emerging threat vectors and major cyber attacks and breaches in the headlines every day, security teams are under more pressure than ever before. While partnering with a third party isn't right for every organization, delegating some security tasks (threat management, ethical hacking and penetration testing, security monitoring and response, etc.) to a third-party service provider can help take pressure off in-house security teams. According to the 2016 Trustwave Security Pressures Report, 86 percent of IT decision makers either already partner with or plan to partner with a managed security services provider.

With countless cyber threats impacting today's enterprises (ransomware, malvertising and malware, oh my!), security professionals have never been more valuable to their organizations. Unfortunately, the cybersecurity industry is facing a major shortage of expertise, with industry estimates suggesting more than one million unfilled security jobs exist worldwide.

According to analyst firm ESG, 83 percent of enterprises find it "extremely difficult" or "somewhat difficult" to recruit and hire security professionals. In this slideshow, Trustwave CMO Steve Kelley outlines several tips to combat this ongoing industry issue.


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