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Linked: Pandemic Leaves Firms Scrambling for Cybersecurity Specialists

I feel like we were just talking about this regarding other industries, no?

“Part of the problem is that few companies have training programs to turn IT workers into cybersecurity professionals. Most companies hope to hire technical experts who are ready to work, with little regard to the fact every company and every industry has different technologies, risks, and threat landscapes, says ISACA’s Brandt.

“It is highly unreasonable for companies to expect turn-key hires,” he says. “There is no one-size-fits-all.””

I’m not sure that these companies have done the math. If enough experienced workers in an industry do more than switch between competing offers but step away from the industry into a different career path, there will not be enough experienced workers to go around.

What are you going to do about that? Sit around with unfilled positions and cry about it, or get serious about raising up the next generation of cybersecurity talent?

I know which kind of place I would rather work in.


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