Closing the Cyber Skills Gap — CyberSpeak Podcast

On this episode of the CyberSpeak with InfoSec Institute podcast, Kathleen Hyde, chair of cybersecurity programs at Champlain College online, discusses a topic that’s a big part of InfoSec Institute’s initiative for the coming years — finding new and innovative ways of closing the cyber skills gap.

In the podcast, Hyde and host Chris Sienko discuss:

– What is the biggest cause of the cybersecurity skills gap? (1:00)
– With the half-life of cyber skills around two years, how do you deal with keeping people’s skills up to date? (2:30)
– Do you prefer recruiting people from a tech background or a non-tech background? (4:55)
– Do you agree with the theory that the skills gap is really just a training gap? (7:00)
– How are educators creating cybersecurity curricula keeping everything current? (8:05)
– Is getting kids interested in cybersecurity a viable option to close the skills gap? (9:40)
– How should HR and management assess the skills gap within their organization? (11:10)
– With so many different types of cybersecurity-related roles, are their any areas where the skills gap is shrinking or non-existent? (14:10)
– Are there any areas or specialties where students can focus to make themselves more attractive to recruiters? (15:10)
– What are some strategies to ensure companies are finding the best-qualified candidates and vice versa? (18:30)
– Could the skills gap be closed up by bringing in more diverse candidates than we’ve traditionally found in the industry? (20:55)
– Is security-as-a-service part of the solution to the skills gap? (25:50)
– If you had a magic wand to solve the skills gap, what actions would you take? (27:50)

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