The cybersecurity talent shortage is only going to get worse until there is a massive effort to train millions of new cybersecurity professionals.
In the meantime, Optiv Security and Momentum Cyber have published a white paper that discusses the five key trends and technologies that could dramatically reduce the impact of the skills shortage by creating much greater efficiency in enterprise security programs.
The talent shortage is projected to hit 1.8 million jobs by 2022.
Todd Weber, Optiv’s vice president of partner research and strategy, tells us that until “we start thinking of different ways to train people on a mass scale for cybersecurity, I don’t see that changing.”
“… How do we do things in elementary schools, to where we’re not trying to train up 1 million people, we’re training up 10 million people?” he said. “Get them exposed to cybersecurity at a very early age and then build that as part of the educational system.”
Worsening the problem is the increasing number of new security tools along with the proliferation of new cybersecurity companies, he said.
Optiv and Momentum identified the following trends and technologies to tackle the problem:
“One or two of these five can make a large impact, it kind of depends on people’s maturity model and how much they’re willing to invest into those efficiencies,” Weber said. “Some of them are hard to avoid these days. Name a tool you can buy that doesn’t say machine learning or artificial intelligence (AI) on it somewhere? But that’s not really the question. What people should be asking is …
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February 15 2019 @ 14:45:26 UTC