As we all know, in the cyber world, everything tends to work so fast. Everything in the cyber world is changing constantly right from the technology running through the players and the regulations to the threats and as such for the country to stay indeed safe there is an ever constant need for the qualified personnel to join the service whom we seem unable to source sufficiently.
Our countries are ever facing cyber attacks attributed to a number of reasons. Failed defense lines and systems within the cyber systems is the first reason we always have for the vulnerability and constant cyber attacks. The “army barracks” for the cyber warriors is as well facing a threat for lack of enough personnel to join it. The rather even further disturbing fact is that in addition to the fact of suffering recruitment, the country is also witnessing the exit of the already acquired personnel in its battery-see how grim it all gets to be! The impact of this is now extending its feel to the community at large. This problem needs a solution from both the government sector and as well the players from the private contractor community. The fact we cannot hide or run away from is that for the sake of seeing the governments upbeat and up to the task before them, they need to have in their service talented IT experts and pros therein.
Your federal government will be very successful in several other areas but will miss the point when we get to cyber security for a lot of good reasons. Get some of these reasons causing the underperformance by most government agencies when we consider them for cyber security.
The approaches to the recruitment and even searching for the cyber experts who can duly protect the cyber networks should be very innovative and one that gets to be a lot agile for the simple reason that these professionals are an asset that is surely in a very high demand. Given the government regulations and rules, their ability to achieve this ideal for the recruitment of the cyber warriors is as such overwhelmed and frustrated at least.
The process of hiring government employees is known for being quite slow with a real snail pace turn around. The estimated timeframe required to hire a fully trained and high level clearances to join the government service is estimated at one year at minimum.
These are some of the reasons why the government cyber security agencies are resorting to the contractors for the provision of the necessary pool of employees to help then fill the opportunities and needs for the provision of cyber security at its best.