November 19, 2018

Cybersecurity Professionals Focus on Developing New Skills as Workforce Gap Widens

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Awareness of the cybersecurity skills shortage has been growing worldwide. Nevertheless, that workforce gap continues to grow, putting organizations at risk. Despite increases in tech spending, this imbalance between supply and demand of skilled professionals continues to leave companies vulnerable. It’s no surprise that research shows the shortage of cybersecurity professionals is now the #1 job concern among those who already work in the field.

The dynamics of the gap—including the impact on businesses and individuals— are complex. Cybersecurity touches almost everyone in an organization. Employees from Legal to Marketing, Finance to Operations, are increasingly aware of how data flows through the organization and what it takes to keep it secure. Meanwhile, IT (IT/ICT) professionals are often responsible for securing their organization’s critical assets, but don’t have a formal information security title. That’s why (ISC)2 is now taking a broader look at the cybersecurity field and how to address its challenges.

Read the full ISC2 study here. 

Source: 2018 ISC2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study

Source: 2018 ISC2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study