5 ways to cope with the cybersecurity skills shortage (that don't involve hiring)

As part of the ESG annual IT spending intensions research for 2020, respondents were asked to identify the area where their organizations have a problematic shortage of skills.  Cybersecurity topped the list of problematic skills shortage areas, just as it has for the past nine years.

What’s interesting is that 44% of respondents indicated a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills in 2020, down from 53% in 2019 and 51% in 2018.  Does this mean that the cybersecurity skills shortage is improving?  I don’t think so.  Rather, after living with the cybersecurity skills shortage for many years, I think CISOs have come to understand that they can’t hire their way out of their problems and have turned to other methods.

Here are 5 ways CISOs are addressing the talent shortage. 

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