We have read the over abundance of apocalyptic articles covering the growing talent shortage in cybersecurity. But buried under the hyperbolic numbers, there is a larger and more interesting story.
But first, let’s level set. This talent shortage is a well recognized issue that grows year after year as qualified candidates become more scarce and demand grows. By 2022, an estimated 1.8 million cybersecurity jobs will go unfilled, according to ISC2. To compound that, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the number of jobs in the security space to increase 18 percent from 2014 to 2024.