Cybersecurity Industry Facing 3.4 Million Shortfall in Qualified Workers.
According to Cam Sivesind, October 20, 2022, 7:28pm- announced at SecureWorld, a recent (ISC)2 Study released that the current cyber security workforce stands at 4.7 million people. Although this is the highest number on record- there's still a shortage of 3.4 million workers.
According to a recent study of the Information Security workforce - 70% of hiring leaders indicate they are understaffed.
The areas most severely affected are aerospace, government, transportation, education and insurance.
The study examined various contributing factors over a twelve-month period that have led to the shortage, including:
Flexible work options- remote, hybrid, post-maternity, post-paternity
A generational divide
DEI initiatives - Diversity, equity, and inclusion
Lackof appropriate certifications
Career path desparity
Career upward mobility
Conclusion: Those employed in cybersecurity work express a deep passion for their chosen career path.They want to keep this country safe from data breaches, cyber attacks and hackers.
There's a need to make these professionals feel a part of the team, that they are valued and listened to.
There's optimism for closure of this hiring gap.
SmartCom Consultants can be a great partner for filling these urgent roles.
Certain portions copied with permission from SecureWorld. 112022.
PAY TRANSPARENCY 2022
Over the years, lack of pay range disclosure has been a bone of contention between employers, employees, and prospective employees.
The year 2022 could be the most transformative year for transparency.
As of this writing, several U.S. states have adopted laws to regulate this tap-dance.
The following states have laws that require employers to post salary ranges in all job postings- with particular variations on those disclosures:
Ohio- Cincinnati and Toledo
Seventeen states have some form of pay disclosure. The movement for greater salary transparency has been building for years.
At least 14 states prohibit employers from asking candidates their salary history.
Before a candidate interviews for a position in any of these states- know your rights.
Pay transparency laws vary by state and even city within a state.
If a candidate or employer is unclear about the state's laws where they are domiciled - we recommend referring to the Department of Labor sites for more information.
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