Internal up-skilling key to tackling cyber security skills shortage

May 11, 2016

s a specific business sub-set, human resources (HR) is seldom regarded as the most fleet of foot department and, more often than not, it is not the most technologically advanced either.

It therefore does not come as any great surprise to hear that organisations find themselves in a position where they are unable to fill cyber security positions for months or even years, not because they are unavailable, but because recruitment processes are flawed.

Businesses on the whole (not just HR departments) often lack the general understanding of the requirements needed in a modern cyber security professional, or the evolving challenges they face on a daily basis.

Changing these dated perceptions must be the long-term, ultimate goal for businesses and the cyber security industry collectively. But to achieve this, there are a number of things that need to happen first.

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