ISACA, an independent, non-profit, global association for IT governance professionals, publish an annual report of the results of their global State of Cybersecurity Survey. The 2018 version of this report shows that "Skills challenges remain, but are better understood. The skills gap continues unabated. Enterprises still have open security positions, and the time to fill them appears to have decreased slightly." Unfilled security positions “Fifty-nine percent of enterprises...

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skill gaps, cybersecurity

Skills gap analysis should prompt two questions in your mind: ‘are you sure you have the right people with the right skills to prevent hackers from getting to your customer data?’ ‘do you have the right people with the right skills to spot a breach quickly – or will you have to wait until an external organisation tells you that you have a problem?’ Not addressing...

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Cybersecurity threat

The ISACA, 2016 Cybersecurity Snapshot released in 2017, discusses the attitudes of businesses to the US Cybersecurity Act and the threats, issues and opportunities facing cybersecurity professionals. The findings make it clear there is concern about the growing number and severity of cyber threats and consequently, the likelihood of such an attack disrupting critical infrastructure such as electrical and water supplies. Whilst organisations want to act...

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