Much has been written about the Great Resignation as its impact is widespread. Sectors including hospitality, food, retail, manufacturing and healthcare have all been affected, making access to goods and services we took for granted hard to come by. You might think that the cybersecurity sector has also felt the pinch, but studies find that’s not the case.
In fact, cybersecurity made some headway as the workforce gap decreased from an estimated 3.12 million in 2020 to 2.72 million in 2021. Still, progress has been too little and, for many organizations, too late, as global cybercrime soars to new heights. The hard truth is that the skills shortage we face has been going on for more than a decade and currently 61% of IT security professionals say their teams are understaffed. To help address staffing challenges in this world, here are three areas for security leaders to consider.