Gartner Research

Adapt Your Traditional Staffing Practices for Cybersecurity

Published: 10 January 2017

ID: G00318612

Analyst(s): Mark Coleman , Sam Olyaei , Matthew T. Stamper

Summary

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
  • Key Challenges

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

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