As we all know, in the cyber world, everything tends to work so fast. Everything in the cyber world is changing constantly right from the technology running through the players and the regulations to the threats and as such for the country to stay indeed safe there is an ever constant need for the qualified personnel to join the service whom we seem unable to source sufficiently.
Our countries are ever facing cyber attacks attributed to a number of reasons. The first reason is that our countries are not up to date when we look at the level of defense we have for our cyber systems. The second reason is the fact that we do not have adequate recruitment of the right cyber warriors. You can imagine how this all gets to be when you consider the fact that in spite of the inadequacy of the recruitments, we are seeing the already recruited ones leaving the systems. This problem is now being felt by the wider community. As such for the sake of addressing this need, we need a bit of a concerted effort from the both the private contractor community and as well the government agencies. There is need in government to hire and retain talented and IT professionals without a doubt for the government to keep functioning adequately and at optimum levels.
Your federal government will be very successful in several other areas but will miss the point when we get to cyber security for a lot of good reasons. Here are some of the reasons.
The approaches to the recruitment and even searching for the cyber experts who can duly protect the cyber networks should be very innovative and one that gets to be a lot agile for the simple reason that these professionals are an asset that is surely in a very high demand. However, government agencies are laden with a raft of rules and regulations which basically stifle this need for innovativeness and agility in approach.
The second reason for this is given the nature of the speed at which government does its recruitments-can be anything but fast. This usually estimated to be a process that will take at least an year or more.
These are some of the reasons why the government cyber security agencies are resorting to the contractors for the provision of the necessary pool of employees to help then fill the opportunities and needs for the provision of cyber security at its best.