8 tips for recruiting cybersecurity talent

January 26, 2016

Sharon Florentine

Good IT talent is hard to find. You know what's even more difficult? Finding good cybersecurity talent. Demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals is growing at an astonishing rate -- four times faster than the IT jobs market and 12 times faster than the overall labor market, according to research from Burning Glass Technologies.

Unfortunately, supply isn't keeping up with demand, according to online cybersecurity training and MOOC platform Cybrary's Cyber Security Job Trends Survey for 2016. Of the 435 senior-level technology professionals who completed the survey between October and December 2015, 68 percent affirmed that there is a global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Only 13 percent of companies said there was an abundance of cybersecurity talent in their local areas.

Using the same old sourcing and recruiting tactics isn't going to work -- what you need are, well, hacks who can help you better attract and retain critical cybersecurity talent and skills. Here are eight approaches to finding cybersecurity talent.

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