Friday, August 16, 2013

Survey: Healthcare Cybersecurity Staff Shortage

A new survey shows that healthcare and other industries are facing a shortage of cybersecurity staff. The survey was conducted by Semper Secure, a public/private partnership launched in April by Governor Bob McDonnell to promote Virginia as a national cybersecurity hub.

Given most don't become interested in cybersecurity until they have begun their careers, Diane Miller, Director of Information Security an Northrop Grumman, says "industry, academia and government need to do more to create a clear and comprehensive career path in cybersecurity, starting as early as middle school."

"Current shortages of cybersecurity professionals are estimated between 20,000 and 40,000, and unfortunately, that trend is continuing."
- Diane Miller -- director of information security and cyber initiatives, Northrop Grumman
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Sources:
(a) Survey reveals short supply of cybersecurity professionals - ModernHealthcare.com, 08/09/2013

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