Cybrary released the findings from the report which examines the current challenges, perceptions, and impacts of the cybersecurity skills gap faced by IT and security teams worldwide.
Security teams and the growing skills gap
The survey questioned respondents about the employer contributions towards their skill development, their level of personal commitment to growing their skills, and the current level of organizational support and opportunities offered for skill development.
Over 800 IT and security professionals were surveyed, varying in experience, ranging from system admins to CISOs, to gather their industry insights and discovered that:
- 68 percent of respondents report investing their own free time, outside working hours to improve their cyber skills
- Nearly 3 out of 4 respondents agree that skill gaps exist on their teams
- 65 percent of managers agreed that skills gaps have a negative impact on their team’s effectiveness
- 40 percent of individuals say they spend time working