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CYBURGH, PA: Solving the Workforce Shortfall in Cybersecurity

January 2016 Article
Christopher May

In this teQ Magazine article, Chris May discusses how the cybersecurity workforce shortage hampers our ability to deal with cyberattacks and data breaches.

Publisher:

Pittsburgh Technology Council

Abstract

At the CYBURGH, PA Initiative event in February 2016, Pittsburgh area participants will discuss cybersecurity issues, solutions to them, and next steps. Cybersecurity challenges are grouped into three categories: those related to people, process, and technology. This article complements the people discussions, which center around the following:

  • Finding and retaining our cybersecurity resources
  • Continuously developing our existing staff in cybersecurity practices
  • Measuring the abilities and effectiveness of our cybersecurity resources
  • Ensuring that a pipeline of local resources can meet our cybersecurity workforce needs