Security Skills Shortage Places IT at Risk

January 9, 2013

Eric Chabrow

There is little argument among IT security practitioners and thought leaders that the shortage of qualified information security personnel places many organizations at greater risk of attack and exposure to other vulnerabilities that threaten the security of IT systems and data.

Information Security Media Group asked these veteran experts how the skills shortage affects IT security. We sought their views in conjunction with our latest analysis of U.S. IT security employment trends, which shows for the first time in two years unemployment among information security professionals [see 3% Unemployment Among Infosec Pros?]. But even with that sign of joblessness, a severe shortage of employable IT security experts exists.

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