The shortage in skilled security staff has been growing year-on-year to today where over half of surveyed professionals in a recent study said they were experiencing a shortfall. Such a substantial deficiency isn't likely to be resolved in the short-term, but there are a number of activities that we can undertake to both help to mitigate the immediate concern and help prepare for the future, advises Brian Chappell, senior director, Enterprise & Solution Architecture, BeyondTrust.