PVCSec EP 30: Shortage

In this EP: the talent shortage in tech & info sec, security readiness, and more on this week’s episode

Dear Friends,

Welcome to episode 30 in a collector’s series.

Topic one: Talent Shortage

Friend of the Show Bob Rudis, a.k.a. @hrbrmstr, posed the following question on Twitter a while back: “Is there a talent shortage for X, where X is some bubble or hot profession?” He posited that there’s no talent shortage in InfoSec, IT, cloud, & Internet of Things. Ed, what do you think? Is Bob right?

Topic two:

Dark Reading posted a thought provoking article about Boards of Directors and how they may think the company’s security posture is better than the reality.

http://www.darkreading.com/operations/4-signs-your-board-thinks-security-readiness-is-better-than-it-is/d/d-id/1321111?_mc=RSS_DR_EDT

  1. Lack of baselines
  2. Overconfidence
  3. Don’t know about security incidents
  4. Don’t ask for metrics

Songs:

Foreigner’s “I want to know what love is”

“Sister Christian”