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Plugging the cybersecurity skills gap with security automation

Posted on March 21, 2019 in Articles | by

The cybersecurity profession is in a state of crisis: There simply aren’t enough workers to go around. CyberSeek published a cybersecurity supply and demand heat map that painted a picture that’s rosy for employees but gloomy for employers: There were over 300,000 cybersecurity job openings from September 2017 through August 2018 and around 700,000 people employed in the field in 2017. That means that over 30% of cybersecurity positions were unfilled.

There’s no end in sight to filling the cybersecurity skills gap, and most analysts predict that the shortage is going to get worse, rather than improve. Security leaders are turning to human resources teams to help them recruit and retain talented professionals, but that’s simply not going to be sufficient to solve the problem.

Published March 2019 in SearchSecurity
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