The severe talent shortage affecting the cybersecurity industry has been discussed as seemingly endlessly as the expected time period that it will persist, as has been how the gap in skills is severely burdening businesses that want to stay protected against cyberattacks and breaches.
Less studied, however, is what reality is like for existing security professionals - those who are already proficient in their craft and gainfully employed, but are pressured by not only a deficiency in aptitude around them but by the myriad other uncertainties and stressors that afflict them every day.
Some studies show that there will be several million unfilled security jobs by next decade, but that number means almost nothing to the women and men are already fighting the good fight.
How are you feeling?
Our hope is that the 2018 Security Pressures Report from Trustwave answers that broad question with as many specifics as possible. The fifth-annual edition, which polled 1,600 security decision-makers and influencers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore and Japan, is required reading for any infosec practitioner who wants to compare their pressures to those of their peers, as well as have the ability to share revealing data with company leaders that may help catalyze organizational changes around security.
- Which security threats are turning up the heat.
- Your biggest worries following an attack or breach.
- Which compliance mandates have you on edge.
- Two areas where you have pushed back against the pressure.
- Your biggest security wishes for the year ahead.