Rethinking the cyber security recruitment debate and if qualifications matter
The world is progressively more reliant on interconnected technology and the increasing need for strengthened cyber security.
Cyber-attacks are now among the world’s fastest-growing crimes, with private and state-sponsored cybercrime blooming into an impactful industry.
Illustrating this change, the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company has valued the potential cost of that crime to global organisations at around $265 billion by 2031.
Who is best to take up the vital mantle of cyber security professional and what qualifications should they have?
Traditionally cyber security professionals have taken on the role as a mid-career move from a different role, taking on new prioritises to prevent cyber-attacks, lead security software adoption, provide security training and spear-head recovery processes if a breach occurs.