Businesses are scrambling to hire IT professionals with knowledge and experience in cyber-security. A shortage of skilled cyber-security practitioners is leaving organizations across all industries vulnerable to attack.
The risk is severe. Research firm Vanson Bourne was commissioned by Intel Security to survey IT decision-makers in the US, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Mexico, and Israel. Most of the survey’s 775 respondents report a shortage of cyber-security talent; one in three said this makes them key targets for hackers.