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Hacker, a figure considered today one of the most precious professional by Government organizations, private businesses and intelligence agencies. It’s a shortage!All the report produced by principal security firms remark a meaningful increase in the number of cyber attacks against organizations, government offices and private companies. The increased number of cyber incidents is animating the debated on the offensive approach to cybersecurity fighting back the attackers.

With the growing number of cyber attacks and the increasing demand for cyber specialists able to protect the infrastructure it is being born a florid market that attracts the best talent from government cyber units, the demand for skilled professionals of this market is outstripping the supply.

Following the Law Of Supply And Demand the price salaries for these professionals is growing like never before causing a real escape of cyber specialists from the government industry to a more generous private sector.

Numerous security firms, including UK-based Protection Group International (PGI), are offering cyber services, the PGI for example has recently hired former staff from Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping agency.

“As with anything, it really comes down to human capital and there simply isn’t enough of it,” ”They will choose where they work based on salary, lifestyle and the lack of an interfering bureaucracy and that makes it particularly hard to get them into government.” says Chris Finan, White House director for cyber security from 2011-12.

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