In his article, How to Fix the Dearth of US Cyber Professionals Impacting National Security, published in The Defense Post, Knowmadics’ CEO Paul Maguire discusses the problem of the U.S. cybersecurity professional shortage, as well as the solution.
In the article, Maguire writes that as of February, there were 750,000+ open cybersecurity jobs, “a pressing concern with far-reaching security implications,” given the proliferation of cyber threats.
According to Maguire, the bottleneck somewhat lies in the intensity of the hiring requirements: “Job descriptions on search boards all have similar desires – a 4-year degree, plus a master’s or PhD, plus 2 to 3 years working in a Security Operations Center. All for entry and mid-level jobs!” There are simply not enough candidates to meet the rigorous education requirements of the positions.
So, what’s the answer? It’s a multi-faceted approach that you can read about in its entirety here: How to Fix the Dearth of US Cyber Professionals Impacting National Security.