Closing the cyber skills gap: Advice from a CEO, CTO and educator

The shortage of cybersecurity professionals has grown to nearly 3 million globally, with approximately 498,000 openings in North America. In addition, the half-life of technical skills has shrunk to approximately two years. Finding new cybersecurity workers and continually developing their skills is vital for organizations’ data security — and an opportunity for those beginning or progressing their infosec careers.

This episode of the Cyber Work podcast is a rebroadcast of a webinar from April, and features Kathleen Hyde, the chair of cybersecurity programs at Champlain College Online, Scott Madsen, CEO at Cingo Solutions, and Henry Harrison, co-founder and CTO at Garrison. Along with moderator Camille DuPuis, they discuss:

  • The effects of the cybersecurity skills gap
  • Strategies organizations can use for finding new cybersecurity workers
  • Ongoing skill training to keep workers a step ahead of cybercriminals
  • Plus questions from live viewers

Additional Resources

— Watch the full webinar and download the free report, “How can organizations close the cyber skills gap?”: https://infosecinstitute.com/2019-industry-report
– Join us in the fight against cybercrime: https://www.infosecinstitute.com
– Special offer for Cyber Work listeners: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

About the Cyber Work Podcast

Knowledge is your best defense against cybercrime. Each week on Cyber Work, host Chris Sienko sits down with a new industry thought leader to discuss the latest cybersecurity trends — and how those trends are affecting the work of infosec professionals. Together we’ll empower everyone with the knowledge to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.



*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosec Resources authored by Jeff Peters. Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/infosecResources/~3/szmNXn5PCno/