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IT Workforce Skills Gap

US Cyber Games February 8, 2024
92% of cybersecurity professionals report a workforce skills gap

#Cybersecurity FACT:

92% of cybersecurity professionals report skills gaps at their organization.

Top three skills gaps:

  1. Cloud computing security (35%)
  2. Artificial intelligence/machine learning (32%)
  3. Zero trust implementation (29%)

ISC2 estimates the global cybersecurity workforce has reached 5.5 million people, an 8.7% increase from 2022, representing 440,000 new jobs.

While this is the highest workforce ISC2 has ever recorded, the 2023 ISC2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study shows that demand is still outpacing supply. The cybersecurity workforce gap has reached a record high, with 4 million professionals needed to adequately safeguard digital assets.

The research also finds new challenges impacting professionals in the field, including economic uncertainty, artificial intelligence, fragmented regulations and skills gaps.

Additionally, a challenging threat landscape continues to loom over the field, with 75% of cybersecurity professionals saying the current threat landscape is the most challenging it has been in the last five years. Only 52% believe their organization has adequate tools and people to respond to cyber incidents over the next two to three years.



Source: 2023 ISC2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study