According to research from Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), cybersecurity professionals know they’re undermanned for the fight against cybercrime. The newly released report surveyed ISSA members from around the world and found that nearly half (46 percent) of respondents claim their organization has a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills.
The driving factors?
- 26 percent point to lack of training
- 21 percent say management treats cybersecurity as a low priority
- 69 percent of cybersecurity professionals say the global cybersecurity shortage has impacted the organization they work for beyond just successful attacks
- 31 percent of cybersecurity professionals believe their team isn’t large enough for the size of their organization
How is this impacting these organizations? The cybersecurity skills shortage has resulted in an increasing workload for existing staff and is forcing organizations to hire and train junior employees rather than bring on more experienced cybersecurity professionals.
Get the complete breakdown of this new report from Infosecurity Magazine.