Digital Technology & Cyber Security
EdTalk Video: Does Cyber Security have an Image Problem?
The shortage in skilled cyber security workers has been well documented by bodies such as AustCyber, AISA and (ISC)2. The recent 2020 Cyber Security strategy released by the Federal Government reinforces this issue with the vast majority of respondents citing the skills shortage as a critical issue affecting Australia’s national interest.
Conventional wisdom would suggest that the cyber skills shortage was related to low unemployment generally in many developed nations, including Australia. However, the increased spike in unemployment due to the Covid-19 pandemic put this idea to rest. As such, it is critical to consider why the information security industry is simply unable to recruit enough men and women to meet the demand both in Australia and around the world.
This presentation will consider some of the potential causes for the skills shortage, what the opportunities look like and what we as cyber security professionals can do to create a more positive vision of our industry to attract the best and brightest to the field.
Tony Vizza has been involved in the information technology and information security fields for more than 25 years.
Tony completed a Bachelor of Science in Computing Science from the University of Technology, Sydney, Global Executive MBA from the University of Sydney which included study at Stanford University, The London School of Economics and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is currently studying for a Juris Doctor degree at the University of New South Wales. Tony’s information security credentials include CISSP, CCSP, CIPP/E, CRISC, CISM and he is a certified ISO/IEC 27001 Senior Lead Auditor.
Tony is a member of the Board of Directors for the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), Cyber Security Ambassador for the NSW Government, a chair and member of numerous industry committees and has provided expert services to the Australian Government’s Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), the Law Society of NSW, the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) as well as numerous boards.