Gartner Research

How to Address the Skills Gap in Endpoint Security

Published: 26 September 2019

ID: G00450672

Analyst(s): Brad LaPorte


The increased number of complex cybersecurity attacks is creating demand for more endpoint security jobs than can currently be filled. With no way to create an equal number of skilled endpoint security practitioners, security and risk management leaders must find ways to fill the skill set gap.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Recruit From Diverse Alternative Sources
    • Hire Transitioning Military Veterans
    • Don’t View All Academic Institutions as Created Equal
    • Prioritize Candidates With Certifications That Meet Your Needs
    • Prioritize the Training of Existing Resources
    • Leverage Professional Service Consultants
    • Leverage Contract Employees
    • Train Transitioning Employees
    • Look for Women in Cybersecurity
    • Take Advantage of Special Visa Programs
  • Use IT Security Services
    • Augment Resource Gaps
    • Implement a Lean Approach
  • Incorporate a Continuous Improvement Process
  • Accelerate the Adoption of Automation
  • Implement Solutions That Map to the Skill Sets of Your Resources
  • In Summary

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