(ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study
Survey of ~1,500 self-identified security professionals worldwide, including IT professionals who spend at least 25% of their time on security-related tasks.
Global cybersecurity workforce shortage is 2.93 million professionals
About 48% of respondents expect their company to increase cybersecurity staffing in the next 12 months
35% of survey respondents identified as Millennials; Baby Boomers and Gen X accounted for 49% of respondents
For more info, see SearchSecurity.com’s coverage of the study: (ISC)2: Cybersecurity workforce shortage nears 3 million worldwide
TEKsystems’ Skills Rankings
The IT services provider polled IT leaders across every major industry on their opinions of top technology initiatives in 2019.
90% of IT leaders report that they will be in the implementation or planning phase of a security-related initiative in 2019
Security-related skills are the second most difficult-to-find skills in 2019, moving up one position from 2018 when it was the third most difficult-to-find skill
For more info, see TEKsystems’ press release.
TrendMicro’s Cyber Risk Index
A survey of more than 1,000 IT security professionals in the United States. Commissioned by cybersecurity vendor TrendMicro and conducted by The Ponemon Institute, the survey measures business risk based on the difference between organizations’ current security posture and their likelihood of attack.
80% of IT business leaders anticipate a critical breach or successful cyberattack over the coming year
Top four data types at highest risk of loss or theft are R&D information, trade secrets, customer accounts, and companies’ confidential information
Small businesses are the most vulnerable to cyber risk
Top cyber threats include phishing and social engineering, clickjacking, ransomware, botnets, and SQL and code injection
For more info, see TrendMicro’s Cyber Risk Index