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5/27/2020
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Cloud Security Architect Proves Hardest Infosec Role to Fill

Nearly 70% of businesses struggle to recruit, hire, and retain cybersecurity talent, and many link security incidents to lack of skills.

A new survey investigating cybersecurity talent trends revealed 68% of organizations struggle to recruit, hire, and retain practitioners with the expertise they need. More than three-quarters (76%) say the lack of skilled security pros is creating new risks across their organizations.

Seventy-three percent of people surveyed report at least one security incident affecting their organization in the past year was a "direct result" of a lack of skilled security professionals. Nearly half (47%) report as many as three of these incidents in the past 12 months.  

Cloud security architects are the hardest positions to fill, with half of respondents reporting difficulty in finding them. Security architects are also among the top three (37%). Researchers attribute the high demand for these skills to the ongoing changes in business networks, which are growing more complex as organizations operate dynamic clouds and prioritize securing their environments. It's not only advanced practitioners who are tough to find: 43% struggle to find entry-level security administrators, the second most challenging role to fill.

Certifications can help candidates stand out: 82% of respondents prefer to hire candidates with security certifications. More than 80% had earned certifications; 85% report others on their team are certified. When asked why they prefer certified hires, respondents say it validates their cybersecurity knowledge (56%), gives them confidence the new hires will perform duties better (52%), and indicates they can keep up with the changing security landscape (40%).

Read more details in Fortinet's blog post.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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lizaready
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5/30/2020 | 11:21:54 PM
Re: Certification and vacant cyber roles
Certifications can help candidates stand out: 82% of respondents prefer to hire candidates with security certifications. More than 80% had earned certifications; 85% report others on their team are certified. When asked why they prefer certified hires, respondents say it validates their cybersecurity knowledge (56%), gives them confidence the new hires will perform duties better (52%), and indicates they can keep up with the changing security landscape (40%).

 
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5/29/2020 | 9:44:33 AM
Re: Certification and vacant cyber roles
The Cloud is unsafe by design, so this role is obviously hard to fill ;) Good post tho
MaxineCEC1
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5/29/2020 | 4:26:09 AM
Certification and vacant cyber roles
Interesting survey - I wonder if companies looking to hire individuals with infosec certifications might instead consider hiring those without certifications and instead put them through relevant training? This could have a number of benefits: less expensive to hire, build the security workforce of the future, and increased employee satisfaction. I'm sure there are more benefits too!
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