Agencies are employing various strategies to address the workforce gap, including rethinking the security clearance process and personalizing hiring.
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Knowing where an agency’s skills gaps exist can help its workforce evolve to successfully overcome any cybersecurity obstacles.
Despite challenges from a cybersecurity workforce shortage, some agencies are making progress to improve hiring and employee training.
Globally, projections suggest there will be a cybersecurity workforce shortage of 1.8 million by 2022.
Particularly at the state and local levels, the number of cybersecurity-related jobs already outnumbers people qualified to fill them, and that demand is growing rapidly. To counter that shortage, some organizations are creating new strategies to organize and recruit cyber professionals.
In an interview with GovLoop, Jordan shared his experiences as Arlington County’s CISO and insights on needed improvements in the state and local cyber workforce.