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Whether you are looking for full-time cybersecurity professionals to be a part of your IT team or planning to work with contractors or temporary workers to establish smart cybersecurity practices for your business, you are likely to face hiring challenges.

The past decade brought an unprecedented level of cybersecurity threats to the forefront. As a result, most businesses are in dire need of individuals who can help them manage and improve their cyber protections. The demand for these professionals far outstrips supply. Estimates have predicted that the global cybersecurity workforce will be short about 1.8 million people by 2022.

This shortage represents a hurdle for any business looking to fill a cybersecurity role. Cyber crime is expected to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021—double the economic impact that it had in 2015. In this context, companies and organizations can’t afford not to invest in cybersecurity, which might create a feeling in some hiring managers that beggars can’t be choosers when hiring cybersecurity professionals.

Cybersecurity professional have a substantial amount of responsibility in the organizations that they serve. Not only are they being tasked with protecting networks, devices, and sensitive data and documents, but they are also inherently accessing the very systems that businesses are trying to protect. As such, employers need to make sure that the cybersecurity professionals they hire are both qualified enough to do the job effectively and trustworthy enough not to abuse their positions.

Background checks are an essential part of the vetting process for these employees. While the shortage of cybersecurity experts might push businesses and organizations to loosen their employment standards, they should be doing the opposite. Thorough criminal history searches are a must to uncover previous convictions—from fraud to embezzlement to terrorism—that might be red flags.

Verification checks for education, past employment, professional references, professional licensing (where relevant) are also vital to ensure that candidates have the qualifications required for the job at hand. Technical interviews and skills testing may be beneficial in an interview process to verify a candidate’s ability to handle the responsibilities of the work. The rubrics for specialized or hands-on interviews should vary depending on the role or cybersecurity sub-field.

At Blinkx, we can help your business to develop a background checks strategy for hiring cybersecurity professionals. Whether you are recruiting a contractor, a temporary worker, a part-timer, or a full-time employee, our solutions are ideal for learning key facts about the people you plan to hire. Contact us today to get more information about what we offer.

 

Sources: https://venturebeat.com/2020/02/11/ai-and-the-cybersecurity-skills-gap/

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