As the skills shortage worsens and cyber attacks soar to new heights, there’s a tangible need to attract fresh and experienced talent to careers in cybersecurity or catastrophe looms.

By Mukul Kumar, CISO and VP of  cyber practice, Cavirin Systems

The cybersecurity threat landscape continues to cause serious concern. As the number of cyber-attacks increases and fresh legislation introduces potentially punishing fines, the true cost of a data breach is growing. The unpalatable truth is that employees are often the root cause – 54 percent of 1,000 IT professionals surveyed by the Ponemon Institute, named negligent employees as the most likely source of a data breach.

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