Cybersecurity is not a low-skill field. It requires general IT knowledge, specialist cybersecurity certifications, and, sometimes, knowledge about particular industry sectors such as finance and health. We need talented, skilled professionals to meet the demand. And we don’t need them in a few years – we need them now. How do we get enough people in the pipeline to meet the growing need?
Today’s center of gravity in cybersecurity is shifting, pulling the skills and experience of cyber defenders in new directions. In most companies, this situation has led to a convergence of responsibilities between physical security, information security and cybersecurity teams, and an increased commitment to “staffing-up” of dedicated “cyber defenders.”
There have been volumes written about the role of the CSO and how to gain a seat at the table in the C-suite. A relatively small number of CSOs have been able to convince their management that the CISO should be under their purview, citing the inherent mission conflicts that exist when the CISO reports to the CIO.
Analyzing the background of security leaders across the corporate security and risk management landscape, it is not surprising to see that a significant percentage of them have come from the public sector.
A lack of skilled staff remains the top security concern for organizations, according to the State of Security Operations Report. One way organizations can mitigate this challenge is to hire security consultants. These professionals work closely with their clients to help solve issues, implement best practices, and provide guidance.
Thinking of building your own Global Security Operations Center? Learn from four leading enterprises about how they developed or modified their GSOCs to bring the most value to their enterprises. Also in this issue: how to attract better cybersecurity talent, healthcare data compliance, working with integrators to test security technology, the 2017 ISC West Product Preview and much more!