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Filling the Skills Gap

Companies are beefing up their security technology, offering their security pros bigger paychecks, and even asking them to work longer hours, and yet the shortage of cybersecurity skills — and the resulting risks — only gets worse. According to a new report from technology consulting giant Booz Allen, 83% of companies now have open IT security positions, and 72% are struggling to fill advanced cybersecurity jobs. What’s the problem?

Booz Allen suggests it’s a mistake to focus on short-term hiring strategies while failing to prioritize training to keep cybersecurity staffers’ skills fresh. At Xantrion, we don’t make that mistake. We believe ongoing training is as important as compensation and new technologies in filling the cybersecurity skills gap. If you’re ready to bridge the skills gap, apply for one of our job openings today.