Female and male cybersecurity professionals share the same workplace values, priorities and aspirations. Both place about the same level of importance on matters such as salary and working close to home – and both apply roughly the same skills to their work and view protecting people and data as their primary function, according to recent (ISC)2 research.
The cybersecurity skills shortage is not only real – it is one of the biggest challenges IT leaders face today. As the threat landscape becomes more complex, it’s difficult to find and hire trained personnel who are both cyber professionals and affordable. To make matters worse, long-term retention of those employees is almost impossible as they are always being poached by other companies.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the average cost of damage from a winter storm is $3 billion, inclusive of business interruptions. And with no control over Mother Nature, organizations are left to figure out how they can best minimize damage from adverse weather.
A cybersecurity career can offer transitioning veterans a chance to meaningful employment, and that field is experiencing a remarkable shortfall that presents organizations with a challenge to find trustworthy qualified applicants.