Theme: Bridging a critical workforce gap. Small percentage of qualified professionals available (CSIS) Poaching the experienced v. building the pool Cybersecurity labor demand growing faster than IT Non-material motivations key to recruitment, retention Colleges turn out twice as many artists as computer scientists Only 40% of fed managers satisfied with qualifications (PPS)
At the pace we're training our digital soldiers, government and the private sector won't be working together to secure the country they will be too busy fighting each other for what little manpower's coming out of the university system. Brian Fung, National Journal, May 2013
Survey Respondents In March 2014, DICE Surveyed CyberSecurity Employees. n= 126 Out of 164 total respondents we pulled responses for those that answered yes to the question: Do you currently or have you recently worked on cybersecurity-related initiatives.
Educational Level 31% 21% 20% 13% 10% 22%
Dimensions of the Crisis Shortage is leading to unprecedented, wide scale network disruption in America
Being Better Gatekeepers Continuous monitoring of employees with privileged access to secure networks is necessary
The Snowden Factor Recent events such as the Snowden leaks and data breaches at large retail stores have strengthened my commitment to cybersecurity
Solving the crisis with Younger Talent How many years of cybersecurity experience do you have ?
Building the pipeline of talent Companies should recruit entry level job seekers for Cybersecurity positions
What are the reasons you stay with your employer ? 49% 42% 41% 38% 35%
What is the main reason you stay ? 28% 16% 15% 12% 10%