There is a 'Chronic Shortage' in the Cybersecurity World
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 3 PM PDT
The Register explains:
The number one issue facing cybersecurity firms is a "chronic shortage" of qualified staff.
That's according to the founder of market analyst Cybersecurity Ventures, Steve Morgan. "The single biggest trend, globally, is that there are chronic work shortages of qualified cyber security staff. It's an absolute epidemic," Morgantoldsupply-chain blog Channelnomics.
Morgan's company in 2016 gatheredfeedbackfrom executives listed highest on the company's list of 500 top cybersecurity firms, many of whom pointed to the same problem.
"We are one of the few industries globally experiencing zero-percent unemployment," said Robert Herjavec, CEO of cybersecurity outfit Herjavec Group. "Unfortunately the pipeline of security talent isn't where it needs to be to help curb the cybercrime epidemic. Until we can rectify the quality of education and training that our new cyberexperts receive, we will continue to be outpaced by the Black Hats."