Cyber security attacks are inevitable — the threats rising steadily along with increasingly professional cyber-criminal networks and attack vectors. Unfortunately, the security skills needed by organisations to prepare for these attacks are not. According to the ISACA Cybersecurity Nexus survey, 37% of the respondent organisations revealed that one in four candidates for cyber security openings have the qualifications required, and that filling a position can take as long as six months. In Europe, many cyber security positions stay unfilled for years. Here in SA the battle for talent is just as fierce, making the concern regarding organisational security as prominent as it is internationally. Organisations require the right people to ensure they have the resilience required to protect their business assets in the event of an attack. Today, however, most businesses don’t have the security parameters and agility needed to counter the techniques, tactics and procedures of their cyber-c...

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