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IDG Contributor Network: Security industry needs strategic thinking and a new hiring strategy

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Mar 23, 2016.

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    It's no secret. There are not enough skilled applicants coming down the pipeline to fill the security jobs that are out there. While I've heard it in almost every conversation I've had with security professionals for the past several months, I just don't understand how this can possibly be true.

    Survey says, "It's true!" According to Mike Gerdes, director of information security at Experis, it's a frightening truth that has a lot of folks scrambling to figure out what to do. "In the next three years, the demand for security talent is expected to grow by 2.5 million, but the supply only by 1 million, leaving a jobs gap of 1.5 million," Gerdes said.

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