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8/1/2016
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Cyber-Security Skills Shortage Leaves Companies Vulnerable

A lack of valued cyber-security skills has left businesses open to attacks resulting in reputation damage and data loss, research shows.

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mbp47252dr
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8/4/2016 | 12:44:51 PM
Cyber-Security Skills Shortage Leaves Companies Vulnerable
    If I may, I'd like to point out that one of the unfortunate roadblocks for newly Cyber and Digital Forensics-educated individuals is the high percentage of positions which require that applicants have pre-existing security clearances. This scenario is akin to the age-old conundrum of being unable to obtain employment due to lack of experience...with the inexperienced individual lamenting they cannot gain experience without having a job. If fewer positions required a pre-existing security clearance and/or there were methods in place which allowed for expedited processing and procurement of said clearances, the shortage of the aforementioned positions could be alleviated.
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8/4/2016 | 10:30:47 AM
Cyber-Security Skills Shortage
Being a retired "Bell-head" (Bell System), it sounds like we need to backup a bit to get better at security. In the Old days secure communications was paramount. We couldn't even route a secure circuit over radio based technology. It had to be guananteed 100% terrestrial. That need for security surfaced in everything we engineered throughout my career. That is until the arrival of the Internet and systems for entertainment became prime. 

I do know that security is possible in every design began at layer 1 as the first priority. Once that is done the rest falls into place.
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