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IT Attrition Could Help Address the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Oct 14, 2016.

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    When it comes to the cybersecurity skills shortage, ESG research reveals the following (note: I am an ESG employee):

    • 46% of organizations claim that they have a “problematic shortage” of cybersecurity skills. This represents an increase of 18% compared to 2015.
    • A vast majority (87%) admit that it is “very difficult,” “difficult,” or “somewhat difficult” to recruit and hire cybersecurity professionals.

    Yup, there is a definite shortage of cybersecurity professionals available so recruiters are tripping over each other as they try to poach talent from their existing employers. According to a recently published report by ESG and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), 46% of cybersecurity professionals are solicited to consider other cybersecurity jobs by various types of recruiters at least once per week! This situation has led to salary inflation and massive disruption.

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