There’s a dramatic shortage of qualified information security professionals in the industry today.
Globally, we’re a million people short, according to Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security Report. According to Ponemon’s 2014 IT Security Jobs Report, 36 percent of staff positions and 58 percent of senior staff positions in IT security went unfilled in 2013.
The majority of companies surveyed — 70 percent — says their IT security departments were understaffed.
It’s no surprise that some companies are turning to some non-traditional strategies for finding their cybersecurity employees.