Take a glance on social media on any given day, and we’ll hear from commentators stating how there is a (cyber) skills gap and that it must be addressed if we are to meet the challenges we are all increasingly facing.
Let’s be clear about something before we continue. If we are saying that there is a skills gap, then there are organizations out there that are ready to hire cybersecurity professionals now. The assumption is that these professionals don’t have the right skills that the organizations are looking for.
But how true is this?
The Information Systems Security Association International (ISSA) interviewed 489 cybersecurity professionals to get their views on the issues related to the cyber skills gap. ISSA then published their responses in The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2021.