Cyber Security Talent Still A Major Pain

There are many theories around the talent gap in cyber security – some say there is a talent shortage, some say there is a skills gap, and others believe recruiters and/or those hiring don’t know what they’re looking for — among a plethora of other opinions. Regardless, it was a critical topic of discussion in our latest market report, “Cyber Security Mid-Year Snapshot 2019.”

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In fact, when looking at the survey results, this ongoing talent crisis caused a significant spike in numbers. In November 2018, 69.84% of respondents said that the talent crisis was an ongoing pain point for their security teams. Six months later that numbers jumps to 91.3% (pictured below):

Similarly, ESG and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) recently published their third annual research report: The

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