Hiring gamers may be the answer to the cyber security skills gap

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A new survey from McAfee says that IT security staff report needing to increase their workforces by 24 percent to adequately manage their organization’s cyber threats. Yet a skills crisis means 84 percent admit it’s difficult to attract staff and 31 percent say they don’t actively do anything to attract new talent. However, 72 percent of respondents say hiring experienced video gamers into the IT department seems like a good way to plug the cyber security skills gap. The threat landscape is growing, both in complexity and volume. According to the report, 46 percent of respondents believe that in the…

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