Amid a Major Skills Shortage, CISOs Are Turning to Security Analytics and Threat Intelligence

Security Boulevard

Filip Truta

Studies focused on cybersecurity as a profession find each year that skills in the area are rare, and expensive at that. This year is no different. While IT leaders are starting to take steps to mitigate this issue, organizations worldwide remain at risk for doing too little, too late.

Data in the 2019 (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study indicates that the cybersecurity workforce must hire no less than 4 million professionals worldwide to close the skills gap and better defend organizations.

This reality is not unknown to CISOs and CIOs the world over. However, IT security spend is still low compared to other IT investments, according to a separate study by CyberEdge. Some 81% of organizations suffered at least one ...

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