The Biggest Issue Security Teams Have Today (And 3 Ways to Solve It)

It’s an issue that most security teams struggle with, but not many have a good solution. When there’s an ample supply, security is strong, but when insufficient, it puts a strain on the entire organization. We’re talking about people.

As companies grow, security becomes more and more important, but what if you don’t have enough people to fill the seats? It’s no secret we’re facing a talent shortage of epidemic proportions. According to PWC, there will be 1.5 million cyber security job openings by 2019, and the talent market is not expected to catch up any time soon. But this does not mean companies can simply put off security until the talent market catches up (because by all estimates, they’ll be waiting a long time). So how can companies solve for this? Consider the following three key approaches: Read more “The Biggest Issue Security Teams Have Today (And 3 Ways to Solve It)”

Where to Find Security Talent & How to Keep Them Happy

It’s no secret that there’s a huge talent shortage in the security space today. With a low supply and high demand, salaries have surged, increasing 6.4% from 2015 to 2016. (That’s an even higher salary growth than software engineers are seeing.) And there is no end in sight. For companies that recognize how important it is to keep information and systems secure in today’s business climate, it’s important to find workable strategies for hiring and retaining security talent in spite of this shortage.

While most organizations would benefit by developing a full-fledged, multi-faceted recruiting and retention strategy, we want to share a few more tactical ways to help bridge the talent gap in the shorter term.

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