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Cybersecurity skills shortage impact on technology innovation
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 05:16:19 PM »
Cybersecurity skills shortage impact on technology innovation
25 April 2017, 4:52 pm

I continue to research and write about the ongoing global cybersecurity skills shortage.  For example, ESG research indicates that 45% of organizations report a “problematic shortage” of cybersecurity skills today, more than any other area within IT (note: I am an ESG employee).

Want more?  Here are a few tidbits from last year’s research project done in conjunction with the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).  In a survey of 437 cybersecurity professionals and ISSA members:

29% of cybersecurity professionals say that the global cybersecurity skills shortage has had a significant impact on their organization.  Another 40% say that the global cybersecurity skills shortage has impacted their organization “somewhat.”

When asked to identify the impact of the cybersecurity skills shortage:

54% say it increased the cybersecurity staff’s workload

35% say that their organization had to hire and train junior staff rather than hire people with the appropriate level of experience necessary

35% say that the cybersecurity skills shortage has created a situation whereby the infosec team hasn’t had time to learn or use its security technologies to their full potential

While the cybersecurity skills shortage endures, the industry itself remains white hot.  According to a recent Bloomberg business article, the cybersecurity industry is expected to grow about 7 percent a year through 2019 to reach $46 billion in valuation.

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Source: Network World Security

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