08 Nov 2019

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Tops Four Million

(ISC)2 warns that the number of unfilled cybersecurity positions has exceeded 4 million, which means that the number of open jobs has grown by more than 1 million since last year. North America accounts for 561,000 unfilled positions, and the Asia-Pacific region for a mind-boggling 2.6 million open vacancies. In

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02 Aug 2019

Resource Headaches Top Security Pros’ Challenges

A new report by the Chartered Institute of Information Security points to a lack of resources (45%), a lack of experience (37%), and skills gaps (31%) as the three biggest problems that cybersecurity professionals are currently facing. The estimated global shortage of qualified security pros is estimated to approach three

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28 Jun 2019

More Supply, More Demand: Cybersecurity Skills Gap Remains

A new report by Burning Glass Technologies shows that while the number of cybersecurity professionals is increasing, in part due to various initiatives aiming to bridge the cyber skills gap, demand for cybersecurity workers is growing as well. Because of this, the skills shortage remains as large as it was

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25 Jun 2019

Cybersecurity staff burnout risks leaving organisations vulnerable to cyberattacks

Joint research by Symantec, Goldsmiths and the University of London underlines the massive pressure that many cybersecurity professionals are working under, and shows how this is putting companies at risk. Almost two-thirds of infosec pros have thought about handing in their resignation (64%) and leaving the industry (63%) due to

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28 May 2019

Talent deficit: AI and Cybersecurity specialist are getting scarce

A recent study by OutSystems sheds light on the growing skills gap in the IT sector. The research shows that the most difficult skills to find or train suitable candidates for are: Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML) (mentioned by 72% of IT managers) Cybersecurity (64%) Internet-of-things (IoT) (56%)

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24 May 2019

Most security pros have considered quitting due to a lack of resources

Almost three in four (72%) security professionals have thought about quitting their jobs over a lack of resources at their organization. Almost eight out of ten (79%) companies suffer from skills and or technology shortages. The survey also shows that infosec pros actually list security staff shortages (50%) and security

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03 May 2019

White House ramps up efforts to expand cyber workforce

The US government continues to pursue new ways to boost its cybersecurity workforce. Under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Thursday, government agencies will need to step up their efforts “to provide access to cybersecurity skills training, to identify the most-skilled cybersecurity workers and to advance career

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17 Apr 2019

73% of IT security teams are understaffed, and CISOs are turning to automation for help

A new report by the Ponemon Institute and DomainTools shows that organizations are increasingly trying to overcome the cybersecurity skills shortage by adopting automation. Almost 3 out of 4 (73%) of organizations are usually dealing with IT security staff shortages due to a lack of qualified candidates. As a result,

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09 Apr 2019

Government, private sector team up to boost cyber workforce

Mastercard, Microsoft, Workday, the Partnership for Public Service and 11 government agencies, including the CIA and the FBI, are launching a cooperative effort to boost the US government’s cybersecurity workforce. The Cyber Talent Initiative will enable graduates to work at one of the government agencies for two years. After that,

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20 Mar 2019

Half of organizations lack the security talent needed to remain secure

A new Trend Micro study underscores the risks of the global cybersecurity talent gap for organizations. According to the research, almost half of all organizations do not have enough IT security experts on the payroll to protect themselves against cyber attacks. Two out of three (69%) organizations think that artificial

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