The competition is fierce; each team looking to find the best talent and get the most from every member. Sometimes, to fill a position you have to go to your bench, but this is a battle, and you are in it to win it.
No, it isn’t the national team looking to grab top honors at the World Cup, it’s your cyber security team working to defend the enterprise every day, find top talent and bring in reserves from IT. The cyber security skills gap is well-documented, and those who do have the skills are highly sought after. Having those members on your team is a huge boon, but keeping them remains a challenge when other firms are aggressively seeking that talent.
Sometimes the best approach to filling out the team is training from within, bringing IT staff into the security fold. While this approach is a great way to meet the recruitment challenge, it costs time and money to invest in training staff and bring them up to speed. The investment is certainly worthwhile if you are able to build your security talent pool, but even this strategy has its limits.
The fact is that there is rarely enough budget to hire all the people you need, and with the growing requirements and responsibilities of cyber security, organizations are looking to do more and more with less and less.
The squeeze is real. With an ever-increasing number of tools, platforms, operating systems and threats, security teams are forced to focus on the most critical assets while leaving others vulnerable. With businesses moving to the cloud, setting up hybrid environments and adopting DevOps practices, keeping up on the latest technologies and trends takes discipline while not falling behind on your current environment is an impressive juggling act.
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by Anthony Israel-Davis. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/cyber-security/ease-the-squeeze-cyber-security-with-small-teams/