Why diversity is essential to build the data center workforce of the future

Credit to Author: Gina Li| Date: Tue, 31 May 2022 12:30:00 +0000

It has long been known that businesses with a more diverse talent pool, especially with regards to gender, perform better in business. In 2018, for example, McKinsey published a study named… Read more »

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New Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) veterans program aims to bridge skills gap, diversify sector

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:02:07 +0000

A shortage of skilled professionals is a recognized, longstanding problem in the cybersecurity industry—but does it hold merit? Nonprofit Women in CyberSecurity challenge the notion with a new program connecting skilled veterans to security jobs.

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There is a Skills Shortage, But it isn’t Your Real Problem

Credit to Author: William “Bill” Malik (CISA VP Infrastructure Strategies)| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:43:50 +0000

During my undergraduate days, I recall hearing that the Bell System was slow to deploy automated dialing. While smaller local phone companies allowed callers to dial a number directly from their phone, the Bell system continues to rely on switchboard operators into the 1930s. In fact, early phones did not have numbers to dial at…

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The Sky Has Already Fallen (you just haven’t seen the alert yet)

Credit to Author: Rik Ferguson (VP, Security Research)| Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:50:09 +0000

Of course, the much-touted “Cybersecurity Skills Shortage” isn’t news to anyone, or it shouldn’t be. For seven or more years, journalists, industry analysts and practitioners have been opining about it one way or another. Analyses and opinions vary on how we have reached this impasse, my own being that this is a largely self-inflicted crisis…

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Let’s Continue the Skills Gap Conversation

Credit to Author: Greg Young (Vice President for Cybersecurity)| Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:00:58 +0000

Most analysis is that the cybersecurity skills gap or shortage is getting worse. ESG reported in CSOOnline that 2018 had the highest levels, at 51%, where organizations “claimed their organization had a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills.” It’s a complex problem, but I believe with non-complex solutions.   The Problems (and the Solutions) HR &…

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Fighting the Skills Gap Via Industry Leading Research and Inspiring Events

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:00:53 +0000

By Kevin Simzer Among the headline-grabbing reports of election hacking, nation-state raids on utilities firms, and mega-data breaches, few outside the industry ask the question: Did the cybersecurity skills shortage play a part? It’s impossible to say for sure. However, what we do know is that chronic industry skills gaps are putting organizations across the…

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What’s causing the cybersecurity skills gap?

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:00:00 +0000

More than 50 percent of companies report problematic shortages in the security skills of their staff. What’s causing the cybersecurity skills gap? And what are some potential solutions for closing it?

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