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Why the perception of a security talent shortage is really a leadership opportunity

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 21, 2015.

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    The tour of the canal development was over. Famed economist Milton Friedman wondered why no powerful earthmoving equipment was in place. He asked why the workers only had shovels.

    The explanation was the importance of the effort to create jobs. Friedman’s response (and more history here):

    “Oh, I thought you were trying to build a canal. If it's jobs you want, then you should give these workers spoons, not shovels.”

    Consider the perception of a shortage of qualified security talent the same way. Is the real answer the need for more people? Or have we missed opportunities to use more powerful solutions? Remedies that extend our capabilities while improving security.

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