Companies struggling to cope with the IT skills gap can find cybersecurity talent in unlikely places, such as hacking competitions and the armed forces.
European Cyber Security Month aims to increase awareness about cybersecurity and emphasize the message that security is a shared responsibility.
During European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), IBM is driving initiatives to help raise cybersecurity awareness and close the IT skills shortage.
A liberal arts education, supplemented with technical training and extracurricular experience, can set students up for successful careers in cybersecurity.
A seasoned, experienced mentor can be an invaluable resource for an aspiring professional looking to start a successful cybersecurity career.
Before pursuing a cybersecurity career, aspiring security professionals should first determine which areas of expertise they would like to specialize in.
Many companies, including IBM, are taking a new collar approach and recruiting ex-military personnel to fill woefully understaffed cybersecurity positions.
Companies can use incident response training programs such as capture the flag and red on blue exercises to bridge the cybersecurity skills gap.
With 1.8 million IT positions set to go unfilled by 2022, closing the industry's gender gap can go a long way toward closing the cybersecurity skills gap.
To reduce the effects of the cybersecurity skills gap, organizations should ditch traditional recruiting methods and think outside the box.