5 ways a CISO can tackle the cyber security skills shortage now

Migo Kedem, Senior Director, Products & Marketing at SentinelOne, outlines practical steps CISOs can take now to tackle the cyber security skills shortage.
Every CISO knows that finding skilled security staff these days is not only hard but getting harder. The number of organizations reporting a cyber security skills shortage has risen every year from 42% in 2015 to 53% last year.
Estimates suggest this will translate into a shortfall of around 2 million unfilled cyber security positions in 2019, rising to 3.5 million by 2021.
There’s no shortage of people talking about the problem either, with increasing demands for more cooperation between universities, private organizations and government to boost training opportunities and encourage more diverse applicants into the field.
But if your organization is facing a shortage problem today, you can’t wait for a talent pipeline to emerge in 3 or 5 years time. What practical steps can you take now?
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