It has been revealed that there has been a 93% increase in the number of people searching for cyber security recruitment and related terms in Google, according to the latest figures by technology recruitment company Finlay James. The news comes after the ISC anticipated a worldwide shortage of 1.8 million cyber security professionals by 2022 but the lack of skills to tackle cybercrime is already causing problems.
James Hadley, CEO and Founder at Immersive Labs:
“It is well known the cyber security industry faces a fundamental skills shortage, which traditional recruitment methods cannot solve. A new approach, which reaches out to untapped talent pools and upskills them in cyber security is needed. By deepening the recruitment pool and looking for individuals that don’t necessarily fit the traditional cyber security image, organisations can move forward and begin to welcome staff who will bring with them additional and invaluable skills which will be beneficial for any organisation.”