Growing pains: Skills gap meets expanding threat surface

The need to defend a growing threat surface highlights the widening cybersecurity skills gap. If you are concerned about the privacy and security of your information you might have noticed recent headlines declaring that the global cybersecurity job skills gap has grown to three million. This very worrying assertion – that many organizations around the … More Growing pains: Skills gap meets expanding threat surface

Tips for minding the digital skills gap

The times they are a-changin‘, so how do you build and sharpen the skills that you need to avoid being left behind by the digital revolution? With digital transformation moving apace, hardly any aspect of our lives is spared the dramatic effects of lightning-fast technological advances. The workplace is no exception, as the ubiquity of … More Tips for minding the digital skills gap

Millennials: Meet the next generation of cybersecurity

Millennials, the name given to the demographic cohort born, roughly speaking, between 1980 and 2000, are members of what is now the largest living generation. As they mature into 20 and 30-something professionals, they are taking over the helm from their parents across all sectors. But with a predicted shortage of 1.8 million workers within … More Millennials: Meet the next generation of cybersecurity

Ways in which to plug the infosec talent gap

As a reader of this blog, you’ll know that security issues are a daily reality. If you’re a security practitioner, you may wish you could clone yourself to help deal with the never-ending workload. Each day seems to bring a new report focusing on the shortage of qualified information security professionals to fill positions. Is … More Ways in which to plug the infosec talent gap

Cybersecurity skills shortage ‘still a global problem’

The global skills gap for cybersecurity professionals has shown improvement over the last two years, but is still a serious problem for some of the world’s leading economies. That is the main finding of a new study conducted by Indeed.com, which found Israel to have the highest skills shortage, followed by Ireland, the UK and … More Cybersecurity skills shortage ‘still a global problem’

Information security: A career at the forefront of an exciting industry

With technology advancing at an almost breathtaking rate, it can be a challenge to keep up with developments. This is why, for governments and industry worldwide – as well as everyday consumers – the opportunities and convenience afforded by new tech can be threatened by its downsides. Notably, in the 21st century, this is characterized … More Information security: A career at the forefront of an exciting industry

Why you should hire good, skilled cybersecurity professionals

We all know about the various cyberthreats that organizations face today; the highly-sophisticated cybercriminal groups in operation; the new and old variants of malware that are deployed; the well-worn mistakes of the past that we continue to make (like opening phishing emails and insertinginfected USB sticks into our computers). Some of the solutions to these … More Why you should hire good, skilled cybersecurity professionals