Ability to detect and respond to threats is greatly impeded by a lack of skills and staff. Leading organizations offer a few suggestions.
If you’ve followed my writing, you know that I passionately broadcast issues related to the global cybersecurity skills shortage. Allow me to report some sad news – things aren’t improving at all. In 2016, 46% of organizations reported a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills. In 2017, the research is statistically the same as last year, 45% of organizations say they have a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills.
Now these numbers point to an overall dearth of talent but the cybersecurity skills shortage is especially pronounced in cybersecurity analytics and operations.