'Talent gap' is no excuse for lax cybersecurity

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SINGAPORE (Oct 15): Cyberattacks could very well “blow us up”, says Ian Bremmer, president of political risk consultancy Eurasia Group. Bremmer, who was speaking at the ANZ Finance & Treasury Forum in Singapore on Oct 10, warned that cyberattacks pose major near-term risks to organisations and society across the globe. Indeed, the risks could be more severe than anticipated, with companies doing all they can to not disclose breaches or other lapses when they do occur.

All this is taking place amid concerns that organisations are woefully ill-prepared for cyberattacks in the first place. This has been attributed partly to the apparent gap between the growing need for cybersecurity professionals and the talent that is available. According to consultants PwC, the global cybersecurity workforce gap will widen...(click on link for full story on theedgesingapore.com)