Cybrary Survey Finds Cybersecurity Skills Gap Threatens Job Effectiveness Amidst Increasing Global Cyber Attacks

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cybrary, the world’s largest online cybersecurity career development platform, today released the findings from the “Cybrary Skills Gap Research Survey and Report,” which examines the current challenges, perceptions, and impacts of the cybersecurity skills gap faced by IT and security teams worldwide. 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.

Cybrary surveyed over 800 IT and security professionals 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
Read More

ADP Jobs Number Increasing Divergence From Reality

It’s always like that.

Just as the thing you lost is found in the last place you look so economic statistics start to go a bit funny just when you want to use them. We even have Goodhart’s Law about this – when a measure becomes a target it ceases to be a good measure. Sure, not entirely the same but containing the same exasperation with the universe as the first two.

So it is with certain of our estimations of what unemployment is going to be. We have the weekly initial claims numbers, allied with that we have an estimation of the unemployment rate. Then we’ve the monthly jobs numbers which we take to be the accurate ones. The monthly ones are preceded by the ADP numbers which are projections from their payroll customers over the rest of the working economy. All of our different numbers use different sources

Read More