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Cybersecurity: Skills Gap

It’s regularly reported that the field of information security doesn’t have enough trained personnel to meet industry needs. The recent Global Information and Security Workforce Study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education projected a global shortfall of 1.8 million information security workers by 2022. Organizations cannot begin to protect themselves from the various threats that exist if they aren’t able to hire the personnel to manage and secure their information systems.

Information security is an ongoing process. It’s not enough to have a consultant come in, deploy, and configure software and hardware, and then your organization’s information systems are secure going forward. Instead, the process of securing information systems is ongoing. For most organizations, this means having IT staff that are trained in information security processes. Until the skill gap is closed, the cybersecurity landscape will be littered with organizations who are unable to substantively improve their security posture because they don’t have access to the personnel that would enable them to do so and existing personnel are overworked due to a shortage of filled headcount.

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