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Solving the IoT Security Talent Gap: Where You Look Matters

Published: 08 March 2018

ID: G00347310

Analyst(s): Barika Pace , Ruggero Contu


The alignment of IT and OT is inflating security risks for IoT, creating high demand for veracity in security specialists. IoT means security and risk management leaders must transform their organizations to meet digital risk, while facing a competitive labor market.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The Mean Salary Set to Rise for Cybersecurity Professionals, Impacting Organizations' Budgets
    • Hire Internal Candidates With Experience to Address IoT Operational Risks
    • Calculate the Cost Benefits of External and Internal Hires
    • Shortening the Runway to Productivity
  • Unemployment Rate for Security Professionals Is Close to Zero, Extending the Lead Time to Fill Vacancies
    • Proactively Network to Tap Into Hidden Pipelines
    • Start Building a Talent Pool Now
  • Many Organizations Struggle to Find Experienced Digital Security Leaders, Delaying Companies' Abilities to Execute on Digitalization and IoT Initiatives

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