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August 25, 2023

The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals Volume VI

Jon Oltsik
Analyst Emeritus

Market Topics

Cybersecurity

According to The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals Volume VI (2023), the cybersecurity skills shortage continues unabated, leaving a majority of organizations with an ever-growing gap in the cybersecurity skills needed to reduce their cyber-risk from the latest threats. As the void widens, cybersecurity professionals bear the brunt: More than half find their jobs harder than two years ago, with many facing ongoing internal issues and new external challenges from an increase in cybersecurity complexity to a surge in cyber-attacks against an expanding attack surface. Chronic understaffing remains a major contributor to these issues and associated ramifications, with roughly one out of five professionals having even considered making a career switch, mainly out of frustration with what they perceive as organizational neglect and the sheer stress of their jobs.

For more on this research and what the findings reveal, download the complimentary e-book, The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals, Volume VI.

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