Former Official: Throwing More Bodies Into Cybersecurity Won’t Help

NextGov: When asked, many government leaders say one of the major impediments to a strong cybersecurity posture in the U.S. is the lack of trained cyber professionals. But at least one former federal cybersecurity leader says this thinking is backward and is doing more damage than the workforce gap itself.

Federal agencies are in the midst of tallying up their cybersecurity workforce needs for reports due to the Office of Personnel Management by April. Concerns within government mirror those of the private sector, with reports claiming a shortage of some 3 million needed cyber professionals worldwide, 500,000 in North America alone.

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