Organisations around the world face a talent shortage when seeking to security workers with cyber security skills, according to a worldwide survey.
In a study sponsored by
the Intel Security and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies
(CSIS), 82 percent of 775 cyber security professionals surveyed reported that
their organisation faced a data security skill shortage, while 71 percent
reported that the lack of talent increased the risk of attacks.
According to James Lewis, senior vice president at
CSIS, "A shortage of people
with cybersecurity 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."
TAKEAWAY TRENDGovernments around the world must step up their investments in education and incentives and improve their policies to encourage workers to improve their data security skills.