Gartner Research

CISOs Should Review Their Enterprise's Security Skills Portfolio Now

Published: 19 February 2015

ID: G00271738

Analyst(s): Tom Scholtz , Jeremy D'Hoinne


To mitigate a growing number of enterprise risks driven by cloud, mobile, IoT and digital business, the security team must acquire new skills. This research will help CISOs with security staffing, short-term prioritization and long-term planning needed to focus on the right skill sets.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Security Budget Increase Will Not Be Sufficient to Close the Skills Gap


  • Assess the Most Critical Impacts of Cloud, IoT and Digital Business on Required Security Skills
    • Contextual Security Monitoring and Response
    • Ubiquitous Identity Management
    • Data Classification and Data Security Governance
    • Employee Security Awareness and Behavior
  • Build a Sustainable Staffing Decision Framework for Continually Evolving Skills Requirements Based on Risks Faced, Business Impact and Skills Availability
  • Improve Talent Retention Through Internal Development and Training
  • Align Skills Requirements With Budget Constraints

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