Last Updated: 2016-10-02 22:38:53 UTC
by Guy Bruneau (Version: 1)
Over the past few months there has been a lot of discussion about a shortage in data scientist and cybersecurity analyst, to name a few, where organizations find it difficult in filling cyber security positions. Some organizations are in some case, in a bidding war to attract or retain top talents. For example, Cisco launched in June a $10 Million Global Cybersecurity Scholarship to Increase Talent Pool  to help educate and add new talent into cybersecurity. We all know that every day somewhere, an organization is being attacked or worse, hacked.
A global study (eight countries were selected) by Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) got some interesting results. This study reports that eighty-two percent of all respondents surveyed report a shortage of cybersecurity skills, seventy-one percent say the talent deficit has hurt their organization and nine out of ten say "cybersecurity technology could help compensate for skill shortage".  In the end, technology isn't perfect and a “human” needs to verify what it is firing on.
The questions I’m asking our readers are: How difficult is it to find and hire Cybersecurity Talent? Is the lack of Cybersecurity Talent impacting your organization?