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What’s Really Driving The Cyber-Security Workforce Shortage?


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I hesitated before writing this article.

So many people have written so much about this “skills shortage” from so many different angles. It’s a complex situation with several different layers, and there have been many initiatives that have aimed to address it. So why write yet another column?

So much thought and effort has been poured into this topic, and yet the facts on the ground are only getting worse. For example, only ten percent of cyber-security professionals are women, a massive loss of unrealized potential and an untenable discrepancy. The shortfall over the next couple years is predicted to reach millions of unfilled openings.

In order to better understand this gap, Check Point Software Technologies recently surveyed 450 IT professionals across the world, asking them questions about their challenges in managing their organizations’...(continued)

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