The IT skills gap isn't as bad as you think -- it's worse, much worse. Especially in the area of cybersecurity, that skills gap is a major threat to your business.
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If you've got a "C" at the beginning of your professional title, you're at the top, or pretty close to it.
The problem with Security Awareness programs is that it is hard to prove their successes. As with all security countermeasures, success is usually that nothing happens. Ideally, success also means that there is a report of the attempted attack, however that is rarely the case. With technical countermeasures however, logs are usually maintained that allow people to point to all of the prevented attacks.
The good news is that security budgets are rising broadly. The bad news? So are successful attacks. Perhaps that's why security budgets averaging $4.3 million this year represent a gain of 51% over the previous year – and that figure is nearly double the $2.2 million spent in 2010 – all according to our most recent Global Information Security Survey, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers.