Who should take responsibility for the cybersecurity skills gap?


08/16/19 12:00 AM By Ascend Education

We know there is a major skills gap in the cybersecurity industry. Ever-growing cyber threats are increasing the demand of cyber talent, but there aren’t enough people with the skills to fill these positions. Who is responsible for filling this gap?

Brian Murphy, CEO and founder of ReliaQuest, shares his opinion on the topic. He believes it is the responsibility of cyber leaders to improve the skills gap.

“Business leaders must shift their expectations and focus on three basic principles to help address the issue.” says Murphy. “Hire for values, not skills; upskill current employees with an effective learning culture; and invest in future generation of cyber defenders.”

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