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How Can We Address the Cybersecurity Skills Gap? |

A 2019 report from Burning Glass noted a 94% growth in the number of cybersecurity job postings since 2013. Unfortunately, the available pool workers with the cybersecurity skills needed to fulfill these roles has risen in proportion, creating a significant gap. What can be done to increase the available pool of candidates?

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There are significant challenges that contribute to the off-kilter balance between the number of cybersecurity professionals and the number of organizations that desperately need them. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the unemployment rate of cybersecurity roles has been at a staggering zero percent since 2016 with no signs of changing. Simultaneously, there is an underlying skills gap where critical security roles are left unfulfilled due to a seeming lack of qualified candidates – what is going on here?

While the zero percent unemployment rate is clearly a leading indicator of the incredibly high demand for cybersecurity skills, there are plenty of other staggering statistics that paint a clear picture of the rising demand and the forces driving it. For a clearer view of the unbalanced supply and demand of cybersecurity talent in the US, check out this heat map from Cyberseek.

While there’s certainly no shortage in employment opportunities, the businesses that need skilled candidates to fill critical security roles are having difficulties finding and recruiting the talent they need. Cybersecurity professionals looking to advance in their careers by taking on these roles are often faced with rigid demands for particular industry certifications that are cost prohibitive for them to attain on their own time.

The InfoSec Institute has reported that there is a global shortage of nearly 3 million cybersecurity professionals, with an estimated 498,000 openings in North America alone. Cybersecurity Ventures estimates that by 2021 there will be a grand total of 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs.

This incredible gap in available talent has naturally driven up the salaries that security professionals can command, further exacerbating the difficulties that small-to-medium businesses have in maintaining the security of corporate data. This creates a significant vulnerability for small businesses that cannot fiscally maintain their own IT security staff, making them an increasingly valuable target for cybercriminals.

Further complicating the skills gap is the lack of early job experience opportunities for upcoming security professionals. While entry-level roles certainly exist, companies that have significant data security requirements will require experienced talent that can readily address their needs, making upcoming talent that they can build up over time a less attractive option.

The 2019 Cybersecurity Workforce Study from (ISC)2 estimates that at 145% growth in the cybersecurity workforce is required to properly fulfill current demands. In an effort to help bridge this gap, a number of government private sectors, and academic organizations are working together to create the resources that are needed to attract new prospects to the field and bolster the capabilities of current talent.

A significant force for addressing the skills gap is going to be a shift away from traditional education and a greater emphasis on employees with transferable skills and a genuine passion for security. Prospects that are quick to learn, eager to continue learning, and have solid research skills are going to be heavily relied on to develop the cybersecurity skills needed to fulfill core functions. Employers will need to do their part by investing in the skills development of their employees over the long term, making security knowledge prevalent throughout their workforce.

The world will always need workers that are skilled in cybersecurity. Workers need to be provided with the resources they need to build the necessary skills and there needs to be a change in the way candidates are deemed to be qualified for critical roles. Employers need to work to understand the transferable skills, non-traditional experiences, and genuine interests that indicate a candidate’s potential to excel in a cybersecurity career.

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