7 Steps to Combat the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

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Look Beyond Human Resources

When the skills gap is discussed, the focus automatically goes to hiring practices and training programs. However, the key to overcoming the cybersecurity skills shortage may be a lot easier than we think. Rather than working to help the supply catch up to the demand, security pros can decrease the demand with quality applications and resilient computer systems. Cyber threats are not going away, so we need to develop strong technical defenses that will pick up where manpower leaves off. There are many emerging technologies in cyberspace, so be sure to maximize your security budget by investing in the right tools that will reap the most value.

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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