As the world becomes increasingly enmeshed in technology, there are ever-growing threats to the security and stability of the technology and data that power every industry and much of our daily lives. And, to put it bluntly, as a society we are not keeping pace with the demand for talent to protect us. With a reported 600,000 roles in cybersecurity waiting to be filled1, it’s urgent that organizations solve this issue--together. More broadly, steps to solve the cyber talent shortage might also point to opportunities and innovations that allow us to close other vital talent gaps.
On December 8, 2022, I sat down with several leaders from various industries for DeVry’s inaugural CEO Roundtable. For this session, we tackled the cyber talent shortage head-on. Several themes stood out as these leaders discussed ways to solve this urgent challenge to corporate performance – and national security.