Many in HR and Senior Management are worried about losing their top Digital, IT, Cybersecurity, and other technology-focussed specialist talent to other companies who present a more attractive opportunity.   The industry analyst data shows that during 2018 Talent Shortage became the top risk, with the pace of change facing the organizations emerging as the third most prominent risk.   This video provides some insights to help retain our...

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Service Desk Manager: Hi HB, I need another resource for the Service Desk. Digital Forensics Team Leader: And I'm looking for a Digital Forensics Specialist. HasBean: No problem! Create vacancy requests in the new HR system, choosing the required competency from the 8 listed in the system, and I'll do a candidate search. Service Desk Manager: [thinking out loud, while entering data in the system] Hmmm, this competency...

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ISACA have just released part 1 of their 2019 State of Cybersecurity report, which can be downloaded here. Here are a few headlines that yet again demonstrate that it is essential to focus on people and skills, and improve your Digital Skills Management maturity. “Skills gap still not shrinking” “69% say their cybersecurity teams are understaffed” “58% have unfilled (open) cybersecurity positions” “32% say it take...

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skill gaps, cybersecurity

Either you already know your Digital, ICT or Cybersecurity skills issues, or you’re going to find out the hard way!   Where are my risks?   Significant business risk exists from the inability to prevent data loss and Cybersecurity incidents if the people and skill risks are unknown. If you don’t know what skills you have or what skills you need, no gap analysis is possible to identify or...

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ISACA, an independent, non-profit, global association for IT governance professionals, publish an annual report of the results of their global State of Cybersecurity Survey. The 2018 version of this report shows that "Skills challenges remain, but are better understood. The skills gap continues unabated. Enterprises still have open security positions, and the time to fill them appears to have decreased slightly." Unfilled security positions “Fifty-nine percent of enterprises...

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