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Why 49% of employers aim to increase headcount – Hays
"Highly-skilled professionals will be in high demand and can access strong career-advancing opportunities."
IT spread in organisations good for business, bad for security
Tech spend outside IT department creates opportunities, but increases security and consumer trust risks, finds world’s largest tech leadership survey.
NZ's education sector must move fast to support edtech
New Zealand’s education sector needs to face up to automation and the way it will affect people’s jobs in years to come – and it needs to move quickly to do so.
Why A/NZ organisations are seeing a decline in digital transformation - IDC
“Companies are seeing shortages in digital talent but aren’t proactive enough in attracting and retaining that talent.”
Australia needs 35,000 skilled IT experts to fuel DX initiatives
Australia is crying out for at least 35,000 skilled IT experts who will be desperately needed to serve organisations large and small this year.
One-third of A/NZ business looking to hire security-specific skills - CompTIA
A range of skills is needed to secure modern infrastructure, respond to incoming threats, and ensure proper operations.
Global Advanced Analytics talent pool will double by 2020, but bottlenecks will persist
The global supply of analytics experts will double from 500,000 people in 2018 to an estimated one million in 2020.
How businesses should handle cybersecurity skill shortage - Sungard AS
Resilient businesses have a laser focus on cybersecurity, all too aware of the negative impact a breach can have.
ICT peak body’s policy focus pre-budget
The AIIA highlights the need to boost Digital Skills, Innovation and Government ICT Procurement in Pre-Budget Submission.
How Skillsoft aims to address growing IT skills gap
Skillsoft Aspire will supposedly provide enterprise technologists and developers with curated learning paths to advance their proficiency in critical technology roles.
Cylance launches virtual CISO
Cylance has launched a virtual CISO service to give a helping hand to enterprises that need stronger security resources but may lack a real-life CISO.
Two top execs’ predictions for cybersecurity in 2019
One Identity and Secureworks executives Alex Tilley and Serkan Cetin have released what they see coming for cybersecurity in 2019.
Time for channel professionals to get serious about their career credentials
Few universities teach indirect or channel marketing, which is posing challenges for employers that want to expand channel services.
Using AI to address the cybersecurity skill shortage
There is an expected shortage of over 1.8 million security professionals worldwide over the next few years.
Gartner: Only 65% of businesses have cybersecurity experts in-house
"In a twisted way, many cybercriminals are digital pioneers, finding ways to leverage big data & web-scale techniques to stage attacks & steal data."
Exclusive interview: Okta CSO on skill shortages, passwordless authentication, and UX
The tension between security and user experience is one IT practitioners have had to grapple with as businesses become more vulnerable to breaches.
Securing the cloud in the face of skills shortages
With a shortage of skills to tackle immediate cybersecurity threats, especially in the cloud, companies need to look beyond traditional methods.
Bridging the digital skills gap in the AEC industry
With the construction industry projected to grow by more than 120,000 jobs in the next five years, having a workforce of skilled employees is a must.
Victoria University of Wellington takes cybersecurity message to Samoa
Staff from Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Engineering and Computer Science are currently in Samoa to spread cybersecurity awareness.
Kaspersky Lab partners with Singapore academic institutions on cybersecurity education
Kaspersky Lab will work with three Singapore academic institutions to support the development of cybersecurity education.
Work in cybersecurity? 59% of organisations have unfilled security positions
If you’re not qualified in cybersecurity then research suggests that you should be as it’s certainly a ‘buyers’ market’ with a yawning skills gap.
Could gamers be the best contenders for cybersecurity roles?
Those entering the workforce that grew up playing video games may be best placed for cybersecurity roles.
Asia's security professionals wary of Russia, China, North Korea
Attendees at this year’s Black Hat Asia conference are wary of what’s ahead from some of the world’s most notorious countries behind cyber attacks.
Cybersecurity – be prepared for alert fatigue and understand the context
We are seeing more and more alert fatigue in organisations across the region. How do we reduce the strain?