Part 1 of a series
You’ve seen the startling numbers. By 2021, experts predict we’ll see 3.5 million open cybersecurity positions worldwide, with at least 500,000 of those unfilled jobs in the U.S. alone. That’s more than triple the shortfall that existed just two years ago.
Meanwhile cyber-attacks are growing in scale and impact.
What’s an industry to do? Clearly, fixing the cybersecurity pipeline is an imperative, and it won’t be a simple fix.
In this blog series, we’ll examine this multifaceted issue from several angles: internships and training, making a great (and sometimes unconventional) hire, and how to even get your start in the industry.
But first, the perspective of Gary Fish, a seasoned industry veteran who sees a unique solution: partnerships with full-service cybersecurity providers.
“Whether you’re responsible for managing IT security at a large multinational corporation with facilities spread across the globe or at a startup in Boulder or Beaufort, chances are your cyber defenses don’t measure up to the high standards you set when you took the job.
“I would also bet that the biggest single reason is an inability to hire enough personnel with the skills and experience necessary to mitigate your worst cyber threats. And even if you have beat the odds and assembled your cyber dream team, try retaining them when another company comes along tomorrow promising larger paychecks or more authority.”