Facing the Pressure of the Cyber Skills Gap

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The U.S. Department of Commerce currently estimates that there are more than 350,000 cyber security jobs unfilled in the U.S. alone and that number is expected to increase to more than 3.5 million by 2021.

The reality of the cyber security skills gap is taking its toll on organizations worldwide, but are companies making hiring a practical impossibility by demanding a range of ambitious IT-focused scholastic achievements, security certifications and narrowly defined applicable skills and experiences from applicants?