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20 February 2019
Sunil Bakshi, CISA, CRISC, CISM, CGEIT, ABCI, AMIIB, BS 25999LI, CEH, CISSP, ISO 27001 LA, MCA, PMP
As the CISO of my organization, I am facing a problem I have not encountered before. We are finding it difficult to hire security staff with appropriate skills. How can we resolve this problem?
It is not a unique problem, but a universal one. Many organizations have encountered this, and there is data to confirm it. ISACA’s State of Cybersecurity 2018 report supports this finding:
The skills gap continues unabated. Enterprises still have open security positions, and the time to fill them appears to have decreased slightly. Demand is greatest for skilled technical resources at the individual-contributor level, rather than the management or executive level. For job seekers, technical skills are a strong differentiator.
In addition to this report, many other surveys have pointed out that getting properly skilled people for managing cybersecurity is a challenge today, as the unemployment rate for security professionals is zero. Read More >>Indicates Online-Exclusive Content