|The percentage of organizations that report they’ve been impacted by the global cybersecurity skills shortage in 2021.||The percentage of organizations that describe preventative protection to be a core capability in terms of endpoint security.|
The ongoing cybersecurity skills shortage has two major implications. The most obvious is a shortage of talented cybersecurity professionals, with simply more cybersecurity job openings than qualified candidates to fill them. The second is at least as important: Many members of the current cybersecurity workforce lack the advanced skills necessary to safeguard critical business assets or counteract sophisticated cyber-adversaries. This helps to explin why preventative protection was the most cited core capability of endpoint security solutions in an ESG survey of cybersecurity professionals.