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BrandPost: Filling the Cloud Security IT Skills Gap... and Preventing Attrition

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Apr 6, 2016.

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    With all the various cloud services being offered in multiple deployment options, coupled with the 500,000 new security threats discovered daily, the strain on IT staff has never been greater. The need to retain cyber-security pros, versed in all the cloud specifics, has never been greater. Unfortunately, competition for those professionals is also at an all-time high.

    More than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs are unfilled in the U.S., and the number of postings has jumped 74% percent over the past five years, according to Peninsula Press, a project of the Stanford University journalism program. Demand is expected to grow by another 53% through 2018. And as IT evolves, the skillsets must evolve – meaning this shortage is only doing to get worse.

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