Like it or not, there is a cybersecurity talent shortage. But whether or not that skills gap is catastrophic or inconvenient for your business is entirely up to you.
The role of the CISO is becoming more vital to companies of all types on a global scale. Aside from being an executive-level role, the CISO must possess the necessary skills to unite multiple aspects of the business into one secure, digital front.
Given a shortage of skilled cyber security manpower, one of the most attractive alternatives may be cyber security automation. In a new report from McAfee, 81% of those surveyed said they would be more successful in their jobs and have more time to focus on higher value-added tasks if they had greater automation.
It’s not all about the safeguards and technical measures around information. Savvy security experts need to understand privacy and how it interacts with the security world and what privacy means for an organization’s security strategy and compliance with things like HIPAA, GDPR, CBPR, etc.
As more CPOs need to interact with security, they need the right skills to integrate security into the privacy strategy and compliance with regulations.
Tripwire's latest survey highlights that shortage of cyber security skills is exposing an organization's vulnerabilities, leading to increased outsourcing.