This week, Cybrary's COO Kathie Miley spoke on two panels at the ISSA International Conference in San Diego. On the 'Global Shortage on Cyber Security Workforce: An Analysis of a Complex Issue' panel, Kathie tackled the tough issue of how employers can train and retain their employees on critical skills, sharing statistics from Cybrary's latest Community Survey.According to Cybrary's findings, 96.6%
of respondents said they need more certifications in the future and only 9.6%
of respondents said their employers paid for their training.These numbers are representative of the disconnect between companies needing to fill their open positions and struggling with retention but being unwilling or unable to invest in the continuous learning for their employees. With alarming numbers like the figures presented in the survey, it makes looming cyber threats even more dangerous when you consider the severe talent shortage."It is vital that management takes these ever-evolving cyber threats seriously. Hackers are getting better and better as each day goes by and we need to make sure our teams on the front lines are trained and ready to protect and defend our organizations."To read the full white paper, 'Fighting for Survival in the Age of Cybercrime' written by Kathie Miley and contributed to by yours truly, click here
.Olivia Lynch (@Cybrary_Olivia)
is the Marketing Manager at Cybrary. Like many of you, she is just getting her toes wet in the infosec field and is working to make cyber security news more interesting. A firm believer that the pen is mightier than the sword, Olivia considers corny puns and an honest voice essential to any worthwhile blog.