Based on the title of this article, you’re probably thinking, “That’s a bit of a blanket statement.” And you wouldn’t be wrong.

I recently came across the sixth annual CyberThreat Report written by CyberEdge group. It is a very informative report with mountains of valuable data. However, one graph stood out.

As a recruiter, I was surprised by the second highest threat, “Lack of skilled personnel”. But if you look closely, it is actually human error that is the most common reason preventing organisations from defending themselves against cyber threats.

Which brings us back to the “Lack of skilled personnel”. Or to put it another way, the lack of correct training, knowledge or understanding of the digital landscape of the organisation.

It’s one thing to have an issue or an inhibitor. It’s quite another thing to solve it. In order to keep up with the fast-moving Cyber Security industry, training needs to be provided throughout an employee’s service. You can hire a security consultant with ample knowledge of the current threats and issues, but by the end of the year, those issues won’t be current anymore.

I do not believe that “Lack of skilled personnel” is hindering organisations from defending themselves against cyber threats. I believe it is the lack of available options for skilled personnel to keep their skills up-to-date in a constantly changing environment.

Does your company have a “Lack of skilled personnel”? Or do you have a lack of up-to-date threat intelligence and available education?

By Dylan Thompson, 360HR Solutions Recruitment Specialist (via LinkedIn)

Based in Wollongong, Dylan has recruited for some of Australia’s leading organisations in industries including banking and finance, industrial, technology and education. He is a Specialist in the Cyber Security, IT and Digital Media fields. Dylan has a successful sales background and is committed to ensuring great results when assisting clients to find the best candidates for the job.

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