State of Cybersecurity 2018 Part 1: Workforce Development

State of Cybersecurity 2018 reports the results of the annual ISACA global State of Cybersecurity Survey, conducted in  October 2017. Overall results confirm that cybersecurity remains dynamic and turbulent as the field continues to mature.

As cyberattacks continue to threaten enterprises of all kinds, executives are placing critical priority on building teams of experts for cyberdefense. Many executives and managers encounter a skills gap as they search for the right resources—with the right expertise—to accomplish the goal.

This paper explores the contours of the skills gap in more depth:

  • Which skills are missing, and at what levels in the organization the report.
  • Characteristics of security workforce, particularly women’s opportunities for career advancement.

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