“If you’re having a tough time finding skilled candidates for cybersecurity positions, you’re far from alone. Analysts at ESG and the Information Systems Security Association (ESG/ISSA) estimate 70% of organizations have felt the pinch of talent shortages. A survey by The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (CCSE) noted there’s a global shortfall of 3 million skilled personnel, leading nearly 60% of respondents to say their organizations are at moderate to extreme risk as a result.
At the same time, there continues to be an uptick in cyberattacks and data leaks. Risk Based Security reported the first six months of 2019 saw more than a 50% increase in breaches. Yet, further research by ESG/ISSA showed while skill shortages are “exacerbating the number of data breaches,” close to two-thirds of organizations don’t provide training to counter risks. And Ponemon Institute’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study noted training is one of the best ways to lower the financial toll of a data breach.”