Defense contractors need hands-on candidates who can understand the technical and business issues within the government. Problem is: The demand for these candidates is clearly ahead of the current supply.
Responding to market demand is ISACA, the non-profit security organization, which launched the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control certification for IT risk professionals early this year.
"If we don't have human capital in place, the other stuff is not going to work," says Patrick Gorman, former associate director of the Office of National Intelligence. "It is the most critical piece of cybersecurity."