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The Hidden Challenge of the Cloud Security Skills Gap

July 11, 2019


The need for talented IT professionals remains a top concern for most organizations. According to one recent report, organizations say they currently face skills shortages across a range of IT specialties, including server/systems administration (43%), general network administration (36%), and database administration (31%). The lack of seasoned cybersecurity professionals is even worse, with a skills gap estimated at just under 3 million workers. As a result, according to a report from ESG, 53% of survey respondents reported a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills at their organization. And that’s just for general cybersecurity personnel needed to support and secure primarily traditional network environments.

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