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CISO proposes cybersecurity co-op to fend off hackers

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    Jim Motes believes he has a solution to the glaring shortage in cybersecurity talent, which renders corporations more vulnerable to hackers. The CISO of Rockwell Automation proposes a cooperative staffed by the best engineers from member companies. This team of seasoned information security professionals would be better positioned to protect corporate networks than most managed security service providers (MSSP), he says.

    "We have a shortage of cybersecurity professionals, with people shoved into jobs [they] are not qualified to do," says Motes, who will formally present the proposal to fellow CISOs at the manufacturer's Milwaukee headquarters on November 30. "We have a stressed-out work force, a shallow talent pool and an increase in demand like nothing we've ever seen before."

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