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Talent gap remains a serious concern in 2019

Published: Mar 11 2019
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One of the biggest news items of 2018, the hot job market, has proved to be a blessing and a curse. With low unemployment, many employers are struggling to attract top talent. While this talent shortage has impacted most industries, hiring managers looking for qualified cybersecurity personnel might need to considerable patience. Postings for cybersecurity jobs tend to linger for months, and recent studies show that the gap between the demand for cybersecurity talent and the actual supply is only going to grow.

A jaw-dropping October 2018 report from the cybersecurity and IT security professional organization (ISC)2 shows that the gap accounts for almost 3 million open positions globally. Almost 500,000 of those open positions are in North America. These numbers are backed up by a November 2018 report from the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), which estimated that there were 300,000 vacant cybersecurity jobs in the United States.

As we move into 2019, the talent gap continues to expand, despite the ongoing efforts of corporations and governments around the world to steer people into cybersecurity careers. It’s also clear that there are no immediate, long-term fixes for the talent shortage. However, there are some steps you can take to make inroads, both as someone looking to break into cybersecurity or as an organization looking to hire qualified professionals.

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