61% Of CISOs Surveyed Fearing A Decline In Cyber Security Skills – Cybersecurity Expert Reaction

Infosecurity Magazine reported that two-thirds (66%) of global CISOs say they are struggling to recruit the right talent and a similar number believe shortages will only get worse, according to a new study from Marlin Hawk.

The global executive recruiter surveyed 500 cybersecurity leaders working in businesses with 500 or more employees across the US, Europe and APAC, to compile its report, Global Snapshot: The CISO in 2020.


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Martin Rudd, CTO ,  Telesoft Technologies
February 19, 2020
An opportunity for the organisation exists however where growth and security can go hand-in-hand.
To solve the problem in the long run, nurturing the next generation is key. Companies should offer graduate schemes, apprenticeships, placements and work experience, but with the understanding that it’s a long-term investment. Cybersecurity training and studying are both incredibly time-consuming processes, with it taking years for individuals to reach the skill level that is so sought-after. As ....
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Corin Imai, Senior Security Advisor ,  DomainTools
February 19, 2020
Statistics around the skills shortage are never in short supply, but remain concerning regardless.
Statistics around the skills shortage are never in short supply, but remain concerning regardless. A recent report from the ISC2 claims a 145% increase in global workforce is needed to alleviate cybersecurity hiring concerns, as the threat landscape grows exponentially. This year’s DomainTools and Ponemon report on cybersecurity hiring and automation, which surveyed over one thousand IT professi ....
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Paul McEvatt, Senior Threat & Intelligence Manager ,  Fujitsu EMEIA
February 19, 2020
The cyber security skills gap is becoming too large to ignore.
The cyber security skills gap is becoming too large to ignore. Cyber security incidents and data loss pose huge risk to the UK economy, and with reports that CISO’s are expecting the global cybersecurity talent shortage to worsen in the next five years - it’s a matter of acting now or never. Evidently, a new approach to talent creation needs to be considered. Government, academia, law enforcem ....
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