Today’s columnist, Richard Cassidy of Exabeam, says companies need to create a culture inside the SOC where the staff enjoys its work, respects leadership and wants to be there. PacificNorthwestNationalLaboratory CreativeCommons (Credit: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

The cybersecurity skills shortage remains challenging for security teams, but that’s only part of the problem. Organizations also have to retain talent once they are brought onboard. In an age in which junior analysts only stay at a job an average of 12 to 18 months, building an effective SOC means creating an environment that skilled workers are drawn to and has career staying power. 

CISOs, HR executives and C-suite leadership all share the responsibility of building a SOC people want to join and finding the right team to staff it. The following steps can aid in solving security staffing issues:

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