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Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap With New Candidate Pools

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Businesses are broadening their hiring scope and deploying extensive training initiatives to nurture much-needed cyber skills.


HR and security leaders must deploy new strategies to attract, hire, and retain cyber professionals while looking for ways to leverage the transferable skills and potential of untapped talent.

Demand for cybersecurity talent has reached an historic high: 63% of businesses say they have unfilled security positions, and 60% experienced difficulties retaining qualified cybersecurity professionals in 2021, according to the ISACA State of Cybersecurity 2022 report. And information security analyst jobs are expected to grow faster than the average for all other occupations.

To discover talent that will narrow the talent gap, organizations should consider new talent pools, including veterans, neurodiverse candidates, female candidates, organic and contingent candidates, and apprenticeship graduates.

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