Addressing The Cybersecurity Talent Shortage Takes A Village
Fortinet, July 2nd, 2019
July 2, 2019,
Volume 256, Issue 1

This is a summary of a byline article written for Dark Reading by Fortinet's VP of Global Training and Technical Field Enablement, Rob Rashotte

"Unfilled cybersecurity jobs due to a severe shortage in available individuals with appropriate skills and experience is currently estimated to be close to 3 million globally. Because this skills gap continues to accelerate, it is now considered to be one of the top cybersecurity risks facing many organizations.

However, the true challenge goes beyond the lack of cybersecurity professionals. Today's technology users suffer from a general lack of awareness of even the most basic threats, putting the organizations they work at constant risk of a potentially serious breach. And that is due to a failure in understanding that cybersecurity is everyone's job, and organizations need training and education programs that address many different audiences..."

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