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The following is an edited excerpt from a recent episode of Tripwire’s Cybersecurity Podcast.

Tim Erlin: Welcome everyone to the Tripwire Cybersecurity Podcast. I’m Tim Erlin, vice president of product management and strategy at Tripwire. Today, I’ve got two guests joining me. The first is Anthony Israel-Davis, a senior manager in our R&D research and development group. And I’ve also got Onyeka Jones, senior product manager responsible for our ExpertOps offering. Welcome.

A Historical Perspective of the Infosec Skills Gap

Today we’re going to talk about the skills gap. Tripwire did a survey recently around the topic. Did either of you want to talk about what the survey found?

Onyeka Jones: I will. We’ve done the skills gap survey for three years in a row now, and some trends were pretty consistent across all the years. But some things do change. What I found really interesting was that the survey showed how larger organizations are feeling the skills gap challenge much more acutely than smaller organizations do.

Anthony Israel-Davis: I see what you’re getting at, but I don’t know that the ever-evolving environment of information security changes all that much. Basic concepts like vulnerability management (VM), secure configuration management (SCM) and file integrity monitoring (FIM) are always going to be important. But staying on top of that is also going to be (Read more...)