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Half of Security Pros Ignore Some Important Alerts
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4/27/2017 | 2:40:36 PM
Is this a "lack of skilled people" issue, or a budget / priority issue?
I totally agree with the findings of the article. As a long-time industry pro, i can testify that many security alerts often go unaddressed and uninvestigated. But I dont think the reason is a lack of qualfiied people out in the world. The root cause is the budgets are not created to hire enough people. Coupled with a lack of vision" to train people "internally".

Case in point: have you ever seen an I.T. job description that (after the last of skills required) said something like "Or someone capable of learning these skills rapidly".  Nope. Hiring managers and recruiters tend to look for a very specific set of skills, which is severely limiting their candidate pool. 

There is no shortage of smart people with I.T. backgrounds who could do security analysis if given the opportunity, and they probably already exist in your department.

So, because of a lack of initiative / concern/ and vision, these positions continue to go unfulfilled. Heck, even if I am wrong, the Pros are out there to be hired if you pay them what the market demands. If you arent willing to do that, then you cant blame a lack of security pros. Instead you must blame your own priority list not being ordered properly.


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