Aaron Barr, CEO of HBGary Federal, pointed out the quality, not quantity will be the key to victory in cyberspace.
“In far too many historical circumstances, when you don’t know exactly how to fix a problem, the common answer ends up being to apply more resources, ” Barr wrote on the company’s website. “I believe we are precisely at that point in cybersecurity. We have been struggling for years to get a handle on cybersecurity and we are honestly only slightly better off. While overall any problem is solvable with some mixture of people, process, and technology, in this case we are far too lacking in process and technology for more people to really help.”
Barr points to low-paying cybersecurity professional positions as a problem.
“Training more people doesn’t solve that problem, paying more for those positions does, ” Barr wrote.