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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