More than two in three IT professionals would consider ex-hackers for security roles, providing they have the right skills to do the job, a survey has found.
In addition, 40 per cent of respondents to CWJobs' survey of 352 IT bods reckoned there aren't enough skilled security professionals in the UK technology industry.
As if that news wasn't unsurprising enough, two thirds of the 352 tech professionals surveyed by website CWJobs stated that they would consider re-training in order to take on a role in IT security. Most respondents also believed that recruiting security professionals should be a priority in IT recruitment programmes.
Richard Nott, website director at CWJobs.co.uk, commented: “These findings present an interesting tactic for those keen to find new ways to meet the demand for security professionals within their organisations – though perhaps one that should be treated with some caution.”