CEOs often lack security awareness because IT professionals fail to communicate risks in the context of the organization's bottom line.
Today's CISO needs to be more than just a security leader. The role now demands constant communication, continuous education and acute business sense.
Before pursuing a cybersecurity career, aspiring security professionals should first determine which areas of expertise they would like to specialize in.
When recruiting talent to close the cybersecurity skills gap, employers must demonstrate their commitment to security research, education and knowledge.
Just like security analysts, top executives need data breach training to develop the skills required to carry out an effective incident response strategy.
Companies can use incident response training programs such as capture the flag and red on blue exercises to bridge the cybersecurity skills gap.
Cybercrime awareness training is too crucial to be glossed over during onboarding or quickly rehashed at the end of the year.
Gamification is an engaging way to motivate security operations center analysts to develop their incident response skills and situational awareness.
To reduce the effects of the cybersecurity skills gap, organizations should ditch traditional recruiting methods and think outside the box.
Who said you need a degree to work in IT? A new collar approach to recruiting can help organizations close the cybersecurity skills gap.