Cybersecurity skills shortage still the root cause of rising security incidents


The cybersecurity skills shortage is worsening for the third year in a row and has impacted nearly three quarters (74 percent) of organizations, as revealed in the third annual global study of cybersecurity professionals by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and independent industry analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).

Security incidents with serious ramifications

Further the report confirms that the cybersecurity skills shortage continues to be the root cause of rising security incidents, as organizations remain plagued by a lack of end-user cybersecurity awareness and the inability to keep up with the growing cybersecurity workload.