FORBES | March 21, 2017
By Mike Lloyd for Forbes Technology Council, where elite CIOs, CTOs and execs offer firsthand insights on tech and business.
Businesses everywhere are facing the fact: the security talent pool is dry. I spoke to a manager recently who had hired a security analyst after eight months of searching. Each month he had reduced the requirements and increased the salary. Needless to say, in the end, he was getting less than he wanted for a lot more money. If you are a security professional, this seems great – we have one of the few jobs that are not about to be replaced with automation, and there’s no end in sight to the skills shortage.
But if we take a wider view, this is a big economic problem. Security work is either not getting done, or is being done by people who lack the background or aptitude.