Forbes June 14, 2024
Ed Adams

Ed Adams, President and CEO at Security Innovation.

A common lament among CISOs and other executives is that the lack of skilled security talent hinders their ability to effectively defend against an increasingly hostile threat landscape. Further, those leaders struggle with upskilling existing staff.

According to the 2023 ISC2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study, the global cyber workforce stood at 5.5 million with millions of unfilled jobs. Worse, the gap is projected to increase by 12.6% year over year. Of the nearly 15,000 international practitioners surveyed, 92% report having skills gaps in their organization—with cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) most commonly cited.

Economic uncertainty further pressures organizations to “do more with less.” To resolve these issues, employers need to think outside the...

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