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Top 5 Causes Of The Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

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Sausalito, Calif. – Feb. 3, 2024

CyberSeek reported that there are approximately 1.1 million people employed in cybersecurity in the U.S., but more than 500,000 unfilled positions are currently available. Worldwide, the cyberworkforce shortfall will likely be approximately 3.5 million people in 2025, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.

The result is that companies, government agencies, educational institutions and other organizations have weaker security in place than they should, putting all of their employees, customers and constituents at increased risk of data breaches, privacy violations, financial fraud and other adverse consequences.

According to TechTarget, the top 5 causes of the cybersecurity skills shortage are:

1. The demand for cybersecurity talent keeps increasing.

2. The pool of cybersecurity talent lacks diversity.

3. Employers have unrealistic expectations.

4. Employees aren’t keeping their skills up to date.

5. Cybersecurity experts are leaving the profession.

A TechTarget article expands on each of these causes and examines 3 ways that organizations can address the cybersecurity skills gap.

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