ISACA conducted the 2015 Global Cybersecurity Status Report in January 2015 to obtain real-time insights on cybersecurity threats, skills gaps and plans outlined in US President Barack Obama’s cybersecurity address. The survey was conducted just one week before the US State of the Union address, which will cover a range of actions to reduce cyber threats and data privacy risks.
The global survey of more than 3,400 ISACA members in 129 countries found that 86% of respondents see a global cybersecurity skills gap—and 92% of those planning to hire more cybersecurity professionals this year say they expect to have difficulty finding a skilled candidate.
The survey also found that 83% of respondents say cyberattacks are among the top three threats facing organizations today, and only 38 percent say they are prepared to experience one. Cybersecurity is a global issue—and it’s everyone’s responsibility. ISACA takes very seriously our responsibility to help close the global skills gap and equip cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge and guidance they need. The association established Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) as our commitment to growing and advancing a skilled cybersecurity workforce through training, education and credentialing.
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