Why cyber recruiting needs a quick overhaul

Few industries face a skills shortage as severe as cybersecurity. Currently, there is a crippling shortage of more than 4 million cybersecurity experts, and cyber attacks are reaching record numbers. For example, we recently saw the ‘mother of all breaches’ causing widespread chaos with 26 million stolen records.

Given these challenges, you would expect recruitment strategies to adapt to bridge this gap. However, our recent research tells a very different story, with IT and security professionals arguing that recruitment processes are not fit for purpose when it comes to evaluating the right skills of candidates.