SPHERE Founder and CEO, Rita Gurevich, will participate in an upcoming panel of speakers at the RSA 2022 Conference to discuss the recent talent shortage in cybersecurity. Taking place over multiple days in June, the panel conversations will spotlight different perspectives on filling security jobs in today’s skill-gapped workforce to help people find talent and overcome the major hurdles of establishing talent.
“Our industry is facing a concerning gap in skills needed and currently available to address growing advances in cybercrime,” said Rita Gurevich, CEO and Founder of SPHERE. “IT security teams need to be equipped with the latest resources and perspectives to recruit adequate talent to counteract increasing risks that organizations of all sizes continue to face. Myself and the team at SPHERE are committed to investing in and strengthening the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. I’m so excited to be a part of this and to have a much-needed conversation on the skills needed in the field to help organizations face the onslaught of attacks against them.”
With 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions as of 2021, and 57% of organizations being impacted by the global cybersecurity skills shortage, the need for thought leadership and resources on how to fill these positions is evident. Additionally, 58% of security professionals find it somewhat difficult to recruit security talent, and an additional 18% find it extremely difficult, according to ESG and ISSA.
During the panel, Rita will be joined by Don Pezet, CTO and Host of ITProTV; John Hammond, Senior Security Research at Huntress; and John Strand, Owner of Black Hills Information Security. With multiple security thought leaders present, the panel will provide a multitude of different perspectives regarding the talent shortage in cybersecurity and how to address closing the skills gap.
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