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Stats on the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage: How Bad Is It, Really?

Is it just a problem of too few security professionals, or are there other reasons enterprises struggle to build infosec teams?
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Image Source: Adobe Stock (Yong Hian Lim)

Image Source: Adobe Stock (Yong Hian Lim)

While plenty of CISOs today find ways to successfully build out effective cybersecurity teams, most industry pundits agree that the process is a bear. One of the biggest complaints is that there just aren't enough experienced, talented security professionals to fill the roles available - but there is talent for the taking if organizations know where to look for it. Nevertheless, the numbers support the fact that market constraints on security brainpower are a very real factor. Here's what the most recent data shows.

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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