The alarming number of unfilled jobs in information security has many leaders in the industry wondering how to solve the manpower problem. Awareness is part of the problem — in that the pipelines aren’t getting filled fast because many young people don’t know about jobs in security.
A second problem of awareness, though, is the inherent problem in a majority of security operation centers (SOCs) — programming language. New people require training. As a result, the N00bs often start off in a basic workflow where they sit and stare at a screen. When a green light turns red, they then turn that over to an experienced analyst.
Bobby Filar, a senior data scientist in the Threat Research and Adversary Prevention Unit at Endgame, said they need to empower analysts sooner.