Cybersecurity talent hard to find: Report

‘The race to leverage technology is outpacing our ability to manage the risk’
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/31/2018

As technological changes transform the operations of many employers, there’s an unprecedented demand for cybersecurity professionals — and a resulting cyber-talent shortage.

Seventy-three per cent of Canadian executives expect the number of full-time cybersecurity staff to increase over the next three to five years, with one-quarter expecting cyber teams to grow by more than 25 per cent, according to a report by Deloitte and the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA).

Executives cite the “increased frequency and complexity of cyber threats” and “increased security and privacy regulation” as the trends that will have the most impact on their cybersecurity over the next three to five years.