How to hire cyber security talent

Tips on how to overcome the skills gap and recruit the right cyber security staff to protect your organisation

The IT skills gap is an ongoing concern for CIOs, particularly in the search for cyber security talent.

Complex and ever-evolving threats, from the rise in ransomware to the emergence of billions of BYOD and IoT devices, mean the risks and staffing needs are always growing and changing.

In the 2017 CIO 100 more than half of organisations had suffered a cyber breach in the previous 12 months and an overwhelming 82% were expecting an increase in their budget specific to security to tackle the cyber threat.

With other research suggesting a shortage of cyber security skills, with some estimating a 1.8 million shortfall in skilled cyber security professionals worldwide by 2022, we present the tips below to reduce the risk by ensuring your organisation has the right cyber security talent.

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