The fight against cyber-crime is seriously affected by a lack of skilled professionals. One of the 2012 Security Jam’s top 10 recommendations was to use ‘White hat’ hacker recruitment for the public sector, yet attracting talent from the private sector remains essential.
Are criminal organizations faster than governments in keeping pace with new technologies? What are the skills needed and how can public sector officials acquire them? Can the industry provide the necessary talent and training? How important are joint exercises and how can the private sector be more involved? Can we aim for a European or transatlantic exchange of best practices? Could a ‘cyber-Erasmus’ be the way to train tomorrow’s cyber-security professionals?