7 Steps to Combat the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

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Take Advantage of Cloud Security Technology

The technology industry, security and beyond, is in the midst of a mass exodus to the cloud. Cloud-based tools offer a number of benefits to enterprises — they're usually less expensive, more efficient and more scalable than traditional hardware. Cloud technology and resources reduce the skills shortage by allowing security professionals to protect organizations around the clock, without even being onsite. Cloud competency can bring a huge amount of value to any security team.

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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