Skills gap poses big challenge

The digital security skills gap poses a challenge to organizations and their defense strategies in every economic sector. Even so, there’s little consensus on how enterprises should address this shortage of skilled security talent.

Tripwire’s study found that 93 percent of information security professionals are concerned about the skills gap. This sentiment in part rests on an ever-evolving industry. More than three-quarters (81 percent) of respondents say the skills required to be a “great” security staff member have changed in the past few years. This development, among others, has helped shape the viewpoint shared by 72 percent of security professionals that it’s more difficult now to hire adequately skilled security personnel than it was two years ago.