Streamlining our immigration system will bring in essential cybersecurity experts

January 20, 2017

Streamlining our immigration system will bring in essential cybersecurity experts

 

Our current broken immigration system leaves a shortage of talent and seeming impossibility to bring in new staff from outside of the USA. We have seen CISO and CIO’s turning to adjacent skills in the resources. There are some transferrable skills that can be re-trained from network administrators, system administrators, and programmers. This has the unwanted effect that these critical roles are instead staffed with resources that are not qualified for the job.

The implication for long term planning is that companies are not ready to address the scarier issues. The truly frightening prospect is that our current under trained staff pool just are not capable of handling the security breaches we face each day.

Learning from the cybersecurity flaws made apparent in the headlines of 2016, one hopes the new administration in Washington will address the issues that fall through the cracks of our crumbling immigration policies thereby allowing us to embrace fresh resources to secure not only our physical borders but our cyber borders as well