In partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has just released ‘Hacking the Skills Shortage’ report, Intel Security has released a global report, which outlines the talent shortage crisis impacting the cyber-security industry across nations and companies.
Conducted by the independent technology market research specialist, Vanson Bourne, the report found that 82 per cent of respondents admit to a shortage of cyber-security skills; as well as with 71 per cent citing the responsibility for direct and measurable damage to organisations whose lack of talent makes them more desirable hacking targets the reason behind the shortage.
Senior vice president and director at CSIS, James A Lewis, commented on the findings: “A shortage of people with cyber-security skills results in direct damage to companies, including the loss of proprietary data and IP. This is a global problem; a majority of respondents in all countries surveyed could link their workforce shortage to damage to their organisation.”
Read the full report here