Adapt Your Traditional Staffing Practices for Cybersecurity

Foundational Refreshed: 02 May 2018 | Published: 10 January 2017 ID: G00318612

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Security and risk management leaders struggle to attract and recruit qualified personnel. Gartner believes this dynamic will continue for at least the next three years as organizations accept the realities of digital business, necessitating alternative approaches to finding cybersecurity talent.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • The Talent Shortage Is Here to Stay
  • Analysis
    • Adapt Short-Term Skills Management Practices
      • Outsource or Delegate Security Functions
      • Analyze Role Requirements and Adjust Your Expectations
      • Train for Desired or Missing Skills
    • Optimize Your Cybersecurity Workforce
      • Identify and Build a Talent Ecosystem
      • Implement Effective Gender Diversity Staffing Practices
      • Develop a Staffing Framework Based on Future Needs
  • Case Study
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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