7 Steps to Combat the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Next 7 Steps to Combat the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage-8 Next

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.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
More Slideshows

PAM PAM Solutions: Critical to Securing Privileged Access

To protect the company from those insiders who abuse their privileged access and from hackers with stolen credentials, many companies are turning to a privileged access management (PAM) solution. ...  More >>

Fake news How Can We Fix the Fake News Problem?

Is fake news a security issue? Some say yes, as it can be used as a social engineering tool to spread disinformation and conceivably to get unsuspecting users to click on malicious links. ...  More >>

blockchain The World According to Blockchain

Blockchain comes with many costs and is surrounded by confusion. Here, we examine realistic use cases, drawbacks and the potential of blockchain. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.