Posted by Helen Martin on Feb 8, 2019
We often hear about the cybersecurity skills gap being "an issue for all", creating "recuitment chaos", an "industry crisis", and indeed the difficulties organizations encounter in hiring information security professionals have been described as one of the biggest challenges IT leaders face today.
There is no doubt that such a problem exists, but is it because suitable applicants are somehow being excluded due to systemic problems? Or is there an actual lack of interest in a career in computer security? ESET's Lysa Myers believes that we, as an industry, should look to address both issues, and at VB2018 in Montreal she presented a paper in which she looked at some of ways in which we can do so: how we can address education problems, how we can encourage under-represented groups into the industry, how we can improve the overall image of computer security, do a better job of the hiring process and indeed, how we can retain talent.
Did you see we have opened the Call for Papers for VB2019 in London? Submit your abstract before 17 March for a chance to make it onto the programme of one of the most international threat intelligence conferences!