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Skills gap is leading to major security worries

March 11, 2019 / Sead Fadilpasic

Finding skilled cybersecurity staff is an increasingly difficult task, new research has claimed. A new report by Tripwire found it’s not just about not having actual people to do the job – it’s also due to the rapidly transforming technology and threat landscapes. Consequently, the required skillset transforms equally fast, and that becomes a huge challenge for businesses. Almost all respondents (93 per cent) confirmed that the skills required to be a great security professional changed over the past few years. "The skills gap issue continues to worsen," said David Meltzer, chief technology officer at Tripwire, "which is troubling, since cybersecurity threats only continue to grow. Additionally, security teams are in search of new skillsets to deal with evolving attacks and more complex attack surfaces as they include a mix of physical, virtual, cloud, DevOps and operational technology environments. It's becoming more difficult to maintain critical ...