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'We are Outnumbered' - Huge Cybersecurity Staffing Shortage

  • 1.  'We are Outnumbered' - Huge Cybersecurity Staffing Shortage

    Posted 11 days ago
    I think we're all well aware of the acute shortage of cybersecurity professionals, but an interesting article, nonetheless.

    'We are outnumbered' - cybersecurity pros face a huge staffing shortage as attacks surge during the pandemic
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    'We are outnumbered' - cybersecurity pros face a huge staffing shortage as attacks surge during the pandemic
    The push to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic is straining cybersecurity professionals around the country tasked with ensuring workers are able to not only work efficiently from remote locations - but to do so safely. This rapid shift is a tall order for an industry that was already in need of skilled professionals long before the pandemic took hold.
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    Jeffrey Westcott, CPA
    CFO, Cloud Security Alliance
    Bellingham, WA
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  • 2.  RE: 'We are Outnumbered' - Huge Cybersecurity Staffing Shortage

    Posted 11 days ago
    Hi Jeffrey, thanks for sharing this article.  In addition to the shortage, I have routinely found a gap in knowledge in an alarming number of security professionals that are available for employment.  For example, their background and experience listed on their resume/LinkedIn would indicate one thing and after talking to them, you quickly realize they oftentimes don't even understand the basics.  I hope my experience is an outlier and not a trend.  '

    Thanks for sharing.

    Tim

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    Timothy Layton
    VP, Information Security Officer
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  • 3.  RE: 'We are Outnumbered' - Huge Cybersecurity Staffing Shortage

    Posted 6 days ago
    Unfortunately for the near/intermediate terms, I feel this deficit will continue to widen, until industry and academia will produce qualified candidates to eventually fill this gap. I think many industries have seen this ebb and flood throughout history, but the sheer speed and growth of this industry is unprecedented. Interesting times indeed.


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    Jeffrey Westcott, CPA
    CFO, Cloud Security Alliance
    Bellingham, WA
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