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Staffing Shortage Makes Vulnerabilities Worse

Businesses don't have sufficient staff to find vulnerabilities or protect against their exploit, according to a new report by Ponemon Institute.

For enterprise IT groups, responding to the volume of new vulnerabilities is growing more difficult – compounded by a chronic lack of skilled cybersecurity professionals to deal with the issues.

That is one of the major conclusions reached in a new report, "Challenging State of Vulnerability Management Today: Gaps in Resources, Risk and Visibility Weaken Cybersecurity Posture," published by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Balbix.

When asked about the difficulties of maintaining an adequate security posture, 68% of the more than 600 cybersecurity professionals surveyed listed "staffing" as a primary issue. These staffing shortages don't exist exclusively at small organizations, either, with 72% of those surveyed from organizations with more than 1,000 employees.

With that shortage, just how confident are these professionals about avoiding future breaches? Not very. Only one-third of respondent said they were "confident" or "very confident" their organizations will be able to avoid a data breach.

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2/18/2019 | 7:56:26 AM
Why IT as a career field?
Again, why would anyone go INTO IT as a career choice to start with when you can be outsourced OUT in favor of H1-B visa employees at a fraction of "the cost" and train your replacement.  Yes Cyber Sec if firmer as a platform for employment but TO GET THERE you have to first know IT in general.  So you have to learn two levels - workstation, server, processes, etc and THEN cyber security.  No joke.  But the C-Suite views IT as an expense item to be reduced in cost and Security - well, it happened to Equifax because of one (1) IT drone unit who faiiled to apply a patch, right?  (Per words of former CEO).  
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