Recruiting for cybersecurity talent is a challenge; there are simply not enough cyber professionals in the market today. Outsourcing the work to contractors takes too long and consulting firms cannot staff their services.
Specialized skill sets are essential to adapt to today’s security challenges, but it's difficult to recruit the right people needed to secure the attack surface. In one report, 50% of candidates lacked required cloud expertise.
Shortages in cyber talent mean fierce salary competition, leaving industries like public sector and finance to suffer from disproportionate hiring costs.