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Reverse Cybersecurity's Self-Inflicted Staffing Shortage

Adopt More Realistic Expectations And More Effective Hiring Practices

July 18, 2019

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Every day, we hear news stories, speeches, and vendor pitches that lament our acute cybersecurity talent shortage, one that will take years to address. However, the shortage is largely self-inflicted, which means CISOs can tackle it quickly by changing the ways they recruit, train, and retain people. This report dissects the myths, misconceptions, and half-truths within cybersecurity staffing and explains a more effective way for security and risk pros to build a complete, qualified security team.

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Table of Contents

  • The Cybersecurity Staffing Shortage Is Self-Inflicted
  • Cast A Wider Net To Find, Develop, And Retain Security Talent
  • Use AI, Automation, And Cyber Ranges To Elevate Security Pros
  • Recommendations

  • Heal Your Self-Inflicted Wounds By Changing Your Hiring Processes
  • Supplemental Material
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