72% of cybersecurity pros say hiring video gamers could fix the IT skills gap

April 4, 2018

Overall, 72% of cybersecurity pros surveyed said hiring experienced video gamers in the IT department would be a good way to plug the cyber skills gap.

Gamification—or the concept of applying the elements of game playing to non-game activities—is growing as a tool used in cybersecurity, the report noted. Many companies hold gamification exercises like hackathons, red team-blue team, and bug bounty programs, and almost all (96%) who use these techniques report seeing benefits.

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