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Force multipliers in cybersecurity: Augmenting your security workforce

May 11, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

During his RSA conference keynote, IBM Security's van Zadelhoff highlighted cybersecurity's top three force multipliers and explained best practices to deploy them. The looming skills shortage in cybersecurity -- with an expected dearth of two million cybersecurity professionals by 2019 -- calls for deploying force multipliers in the industry, according to Marc van Zadelhoff, general manager at IBM Security. Force multipliers are factors that have the potential to intensify the effectiveness of an object or a group. "If you have soldiers on the ground, the force multipliers end up being satellites, tankers, aircraft carriers that make the boots on the ground that much effective," van Zadelhoff told the audience at the recent RSA conference. "These are multipliers that can really make a difference in everybody's environment if you apply them well. It takes the three to four thousand people in this audience and allows you to do what ... 100,000 people can do.&q...