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Closing the Cybersecurity Skill Gap: 3 Things to Note
The cybersecurity skill gap demands a more reliable approach from recruiting efficient cybersecurity professionals and automation to professional training.
FREMONT, CA: With countless cyber threats impacting today's enterprises, security professionals have never been more valuable to their organisations. A recent study reveals that new cyber-attacks have reached a new level of intensity, with 61 per cent of firms reporting an attack in 2019. In the EU, the percentage increased from 40 to 55, a figure that can never be ignored. Unfortunately, the cybersecurity industry in Europe is facing a major shortage of expertise, with more than one million unfilled security jobs existing. This talent crisis is real, and here is how European enterprises are responding to it.
- • Automation
Automation can help bridge the cybersecurity skill gap. European enterprises are automating specific cyber tasks to increase efficiency and productivity while maintaining a security posture. With security automation, security teams are found mitigating active threats, saving time and money. Using automation, coupled with machine learning, gives less trained security analysts the power of more experienced analysts. Automation is also taking the higher volume, less complicated queries and automating the responses so that analysts can focus on more serious threats. Indeed, automation cannot completely replace humans, so companies need to do even more to help solve the security talent crisis.
• Security Mindset
Solving the skill gaps require a different way of thinking, for organisations and talent. Developing a security mindset is always a priority. Changing the culture takes time, but enterprises need to broaden their idea of what the right candidate looks like and consider a range of potentials. Finding security unicorn is challenging, but enterprises should hire candidates with both aptitude and attitude and those who can be taught to be security professionals.
• Mentorship Programs
Today's candidates would love to receive career guidance and direction on how to get into cybersecurity. Mentoring should be top of mind for security leaders. Security leaders are always taking the initiative and discussing mentoring. Mentoring is rewarding and something that is highly recommended. Enterprises are also updating their formal security educational process and encouraging more diversity among candidates.
The cybersecurity skill gap is an evident problem in the European business world with various ground realities seeking to be fixed. So organisations need to fight back with all the help they can get.
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