Tag: skills shortage

Depending on whose study you believe, there is going to be a shortage of 1.5 million or more cybersecurity professionals in 2020. As McAfee re-emerged from Intel as an independent company, we have stood up our own fusion of converged physical and security operations center (SOC) functions in the past nine months. We have been very ...
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I’ve been in this industry for over twenty years, and the advancements in cybersecurity over the last few years are unmatched. As an industry, we went from believing in a best-in-breed, siloed approach and now we understand our customers need a connected security architecture that can protect, detect, and correct. While we’ve made impressive advancements, ...
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This blog was written by Richard Steranka. Last week, McAfee launched the Hacking the Skills Shortage Report in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The report, which outlines the talent shortage crisis impacting the cybersecurity industry, unveiled some interesting statistics and unorthodox opportunities for channel partners (see infographic). One thing the report made ...
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Hi There! In November 2014, the United Nations Organization (UNO) declared 15th July as World Youth Skills Day. The purpose is to promote greater awareness regarding the importance of technical and vocational education as well as to train and develop requisite skills amongst youth globally. With the global unemployment issue assuming serious proportions, this day ...
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I’m privileged to lead a group of McAfee leaders to the annual Aspen Security Forum this week. This event is among the most prestigious gatherings of its kind. Dozens of government leaders, tier one journalists, and private-sector companies like ours connect in Aspen each July to discuss the most pressing national security issues facing the ...
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I keep the things people care about safe. Their bank accounts, their private data, their social media accounts, their children, spouses, grandparents, employees and their company secrets. I didn’t set out to work in cybersecurity. But given what I’ve learned about the business, its people and their sense of mission, and our growing criticality to ...
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This blog was written by Bruce Snell. "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel." - William Gibson, Neuromancer I read this book when I was a kid and it completely blew my mind.  Even though it was speculative science fiction, the ideas Gibson talked about in the book ...
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This blog was written by Brian Dye. With 500,000 new security threats being discovered every day, and new challenges like cloud and mobile device security whipsawing IT priorities, the need to retain skilled cyber-security pros has never been greater. Unfortunately, competition for those professionals is also at an all-time high. More than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs ...
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Even after nearly 25 years, I continue to be excited and passionate about security. I enjoy discussing my experiences, opinions, and crazy ideas with the community. I often respond to questions and comments on my blogs and in LinkedIn, as it is a great platform to share ideas and communicate with others in the industry. ...
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The cybersecurity industry is in a state of disrepair. Growing human resource problems put the efforts to secure technology at risk, due to insufficient staffing, skills, and diversity. The need for talent is skyrocketing, but there are not enough qualified workers to meet current or future demands. By 2017 prospective hiring organizations may have upwards ...
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