Worrying shortage of cybersecurity staff

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Worrying shortage of cybersecurity staffWhen it comes to choosing a career in the world of cyber, security seems to be a less attractive option than hacking – judging by the severe shortage of qualified cybersecurity recruits. Just as there were ‘two girls for every boy’ for Jan and Dean, according to anti-virus guru John McAfee there are two vacancies for every candidate. It’s the biggest problem currently facing cybersecurity firms.

This is not a new dilemma. Two years ago business consultancy Frost & Sullivan predicted that by 2020 there would be 1.5m vacancies. Salaries are attractive, prospects are good, training is available, unemployment is zero – but no one seems interested.

Various organisations are taking steps to try and redress the balance. One solution is to train up all IT staff in cybersecurity.

Read more at https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/24/chronic_shortage_qualified_cybersecurity_bods/

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