Workshop 3: Security Transformation and Skills to Protect the 5G Era
Statistics indicate there could be as many as 3.5 million unfilled cyber security jobs by 2021 (Cyber Security Ventures, 2017). The cybersecurity workforce shortage has left CISOs and corporate IT security teams scrambling for talent while the cyberattacks are intensifying. Corporations are responding by placing some or all of their IT security into the hands of third parties. Last year, Microsoft estimated that 75% of infrastructure will be under third-party control by 2020. Certainly, security leadership is quickly becoming a necessary investment regardless of industry and organisations looking to attract talent are finding expertise scarce and the competition from big tech companies fierce. The good news is that improved techniques for reskilling existing workers to support digital transformation efforts are now beginning to yield dividends. In particular, reinforcing a culture of life-long learning and development, the concept of reskilling and promoting digital badges for certified skills for employees is growing in popularity. This essential session will explore the impact of 5G and digital transformation upon the workforce and provide insight into how organisations can successfully create a cybersecurity talent pipeline.