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IDG Contributor Network: Creating a strategy to offset the cyber talent shortage

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Dec 2, 2015.

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    Information security breaches are the new normal. Each day our news feeds are littered with announcements of yet another company disclosing they are the victims of cyber criminals. The current environment suggests a company (at some point in time) will fall prey to hackers. The scope of the breach, damage, and resulting liability will largely depend on how you mitigated risk within your organization. Custom information security strategies help us survive the post-breach fallout.

    The single greatest threat to creating a sound strategy remains a shortage of skilled technicians. Technology is certainly able to help us leverage our human resources more efficiently, but it is not meant to replace them. Skilled technicians offer a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and experience that increases situational awareness, strengthens our ability to respond and thwart cyber miscreants and properly manage post-breach stakeholder expectations.

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