How CISOs should respond to the cybersecurity crisis

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As cyber hacks, ransomware, and other breaches continue to rise, companies are quickly realizing the need for increasing their cybersecurity staff. Current data however indicates that the cybersecurity manpower shortage continues to grow, with over 1,000,000 cybersecurity positions unfilled in the U.S. alone.

The relationship between this shortage of cyber security skills and hacking exposure can’t be ignored, with many companies feeling that their lack of employees with cybersecurity skills make for more desirable targets for cyber criminals. It’s imperative therefore that these employees are sufficiently trained to receive the promised benefits from products and solutions, and able to sell and support them as well.

The challenges facing the cyber industry today can be overcome in a variety of ways such as:

  • Replicating complicated products with complex networking features.
  • Running complex training scenarios (for example, injecting scripts).
  • Providing templates of complex related structures.
  • Offering timed environments.
  • Creating replication of complex environments in seconds.

Securing the enterprise is a people problem that needs immediate attention!

Download the free eBook “Under Attack!”, and get a comprehensive examination of the skill-building strategies needed to strengthen lines of defense across the organization including:

  • An examination of today’s urgent cybersecurity skills crisis
  • The top ten actions organizations can take to become more cyber resilient
  • Insights into the most effective cybersecurity training options
  • Tips for creating a corporate cybersecurity culture

People impact security outcomes much more than any technology, policy or process.”
Joanna G. Huisman, Analyst at Gartner

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About the author, Graham Cluley

Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon’s Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy.

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