Experts: Higher compensation, perks needed to fill security talent shortage

10/14/2013 | (U.K.) · Reuters

Finding IT security experts is only going to get tougher, given increasing attacks and a push in the private and public sectors to shore up defenses, F-Secure's Christian Fredrikson says. That likely means earmarking more spending on compensation and providing more attractive perks to lure needed talent. "As with anything, it really comes down to human capital, and there simply isn't enough of it," says Chris Finan, former White House director for cybersecurity. "They will choose where they work based on salary, lifestyle and the lack of an interfering bureaucracy, and that makes it particularly hard to get them into government."

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