The demand for great information security talent is far outstripping supply. In 2015, Cisco released a report where they estimated from a 2014 study that there are a million unfulfilled security jobs worldwide. What happened? Is there an insane shortage in talent, or has the security problem just become that much worse? How are we going to find all those people? Is there another solution?
While reporting for Speak With A Geek at the 2016 Security BSides Las Vegas conference, I asked the attendees, “How are we going to fill 1,000,000 open security positions?” It’s kind of an impossible task, but they actually had some rather sage advice. Tip of the hat to Steve Morgan of Cybersecurity Ventures for being one of the inspirations for this video.