More than half of respondents say the cyber skills shortage has left their business at increased risk of attack
A lack of skills is cited as the biggest challenge to recruiting cyber and information security talent by almost a third (30
This is followed by
“There are shortages of technical skills, particularly in SOC analysis, threat intelligence, research, incident response
Not only do more than a quarter of respondents flag up a lack of interest in an information security career as a major barrier to recruitment, but 46
David Boda, Group Head of Information Security at Camelot, suggests that businesses need to change how they approach recruitment. “Making the information security team visible to potential candidates helps attract those who are most in demand. This could be done by running meet-ups, contributing to the open source community or responsibly disclosing and publishing CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures lists), for example.”
Cybersecurity is a demanding profession and the required
Lisa Hamilton, Deloitte’s Cyber Security Associate Director, believes that actively building diverse teams is
Victoria Windsor, Group Content Manager at Infosecurity Group, says: “It is becoming increasingly difficult to find skilled cybersecurity professionals but it’s such an exciting and stimulating field to work in, with so many opportunities, we want to make sure that we, as an industry, do our best to get this message across. We will be addressing this issue at Infosecurity Europe 2019 by introducing FutureSec – a programme of sessions and events focused on the development of people, skills and careers.
“As new technologies and threats emerge, and business environments become more complex, the skillsets needed will evolve. Government, education
Infosecurity Europe 2019 is dedicated to building knowledge and capabilities within the information and
• The Information Security Exchange – 60-minute sessions that bring together end users and vendors to engage in open discussion and exchange expertise.
• A Women in Cybersecurity networking event where
• Security Workshops – in-depth, extended sessions covering a range of business-critical topics in a practical and interactive format.
Attracting 9,763 responses, the Infosecurity Europe Twitter poll was conducted during the week of 15 March. Infosecurity Europe also asked its community of CISOs about the challenges presented by the increasing convergence of cyber and physical domains, and how security can be managed in a cohesive way.
Infosecurity Europe, now in its 24th year, takes place at Olympia, Hammersmith, London, from 4-6 June 2019. It attracts over 19,500 unique information security professionals attending from every segment of the industry, including 400+ exhibitors showcasing their products and services, industry analysts, worldwide press and policy experts, and over 200 industry speakers are lined up to take part in the free-to-attend conference, seminar and workshop programme – https://www.infosecurityeurope.com