31 Jul '18, 11am

Not only #IT gurus required in #cybersecurity fight, say experts

Not only #IT gurus required in #cybersecurity fight, say experts

Talk cybersecurity and most think of hackers in dark hoodies, speaking IT jargon hunched over computers. However, experts say that the industry must realise cybersecurity is not just about the IT language and its skills, especially at a time when the sector is still plagued by a shortage of talent and the threat of cyber threats loom large. "It is not just an IT business," said Ms Narelle Devine, Chief Information Security Officer for Australia's Department of Human Services, whose staff has grown from 25 to about 200 in the last two years. Speaking at a media roundtable yesterday on the sidelines of the RSA Conference 2018 Asia-Pacific & Japan, she said that while there is a need to hire those with the technical expertise, experience in other vocations is needed in the industry. Ms Devine said: "You actually also need psychologists, you need lawyers, you need intelligence...

Full article: https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/not-only-it-gurus-requi...

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