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From: InfoSec News (alertsinfosecnews.org)
Date: Wed Apr 17 2013 - 01:21:15 CDT
By Eric Chabrow
Bank Info Security
April 16, 2013
The rush to find qualified IT security professionals to meet current
cyber-threats could jeopardize IT systems' security in the
not-too-distant future, say two leading IT security experts, Eugene
Spafford and Ron Ross.
Spafford, a Purdue University computer science professor, and Ross, a
leading IT security and information risk management expert at the
National Institute of Standards and Technology, presented differing
views, at times, on the role cloud computing performs in helping
mitigate information risk in the first of a two-part interview [see Can
Moving Data to Cloud Reduce Risk?].
Here, in part two, both experts generally agree about the threat posed
to organizations in recruiting IT security personnel for existing
challenges - including securing the cloud - because the new hires might
not be prepared to address future cyber-threats.
Are the U.S. federal government and others being too short sighted in
the way they recruit IT security personnel today? Perhaps, Spafford
suggests in the discussion with Ross, moderated by Information Security
Media Group. By attempting to "shorten the pipeline" to find qualified
IT security personnel, the types of people being hired might not have
the wherewithal to meet future cybersecurity needs.
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