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Study: Firms not ready to respond to complex threats

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    Only 46 percent of organizations have confidence that their security teams can respond to complex threats, according to a new study by ISACA.

    Another 41 percent said they're only confident in their ability to respond to simple issues, and 13 percent said that they're not confident at all.

    One reason? Significant hiring shortages in the information security space.

    Only 16 percent of respondents said that at least half of their applicants were qualified, while 53 percent said it can take three to six months to find a qualified candidate. And 35 percent of companies said that they have job openings that they cannot fill.

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    "You're getting these resumes, but you have to reject most of them," said Eddie Schwartz, president and COO at White Ops, who is also chair of ISACA's Cybersecurity Task Force. "That's a very difficult position to be in if you're an employer."

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