Currently, nearly 600,000 cybersecurity positions remain unfilled in the US or put another way about 46% of all cyber positions. Globally, the shortage is approximately 2.7 million. What’s more, the problem is accelerating.
This talent shortage has real world repercussions. It makes it more difficult to use tools and technologies effectively, but it also overburdens existing staff and results in protection gaps that increase risks. Yet, snagging cybersecurity talent is an increasingly daunting task. It often seems as though people with the right background and qualifications simply don’t exist.