Addressing the security skills shortage with technology

Addressing the security skills shortage with technology.

When access to time and skills is limited, the ability to be able to focus team members on the high return areas of their role rather than on the basic or manual elements can make the difference between success and failure.

The skills shortage in technology has been one of the most bemoaned issues of the sector in the last decade. Despite its prevalence in media headlines and the headaches it continues to cause for recruiters and businesses alike, the rhetoric has yet to move from problem to solution.

The issue is only going to get worse, especially for those organisations are leveraging data for competitive advantage. For example, Capgemini has predicted that the volume of data generated by businesses will increase 20,000-fold between 2000 and 2020. While according to the FT “some experts estimate 100,000-190,000 data science jobs will go unfilled in the United States alone, from 2011 to the end of this decade.” It doesn’t take much number crunching to see that there will be a problem.

When you have such a skills gap and large issue of supply and demand – I.e. a lack of candidates or too few people with the ‘right skills.’ It becomes even more imperative that as a business you find every opportunity to help the skilled professionals you do have on your team to maximise the value they can deliver. When access to time and skills is limited, the ability to be able to focus team members on the high return areas of their role rather than on the basic or manual elements can make the difference between success and failure.

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