Tapping into this huge talent pool [of non-traditional cyber-sec staff] will not be easy, but steps are being taken to make the cyber-security field more appealing to these populations, including teaching girl scouts about cyber-security.
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But skills shortage means companies have to hire more and more 'green' information security staff.