According to (ISC)² research, most organizations do not have enough skilled cybersecurity professionals on staff, and their readiness to discover and recover from cyberattacks has declined over the past year. Despite those findings, enterprises and government agencies fail to give IT professionals – the very individuals implementing and operationalizing security strategies for most organizations – the training and responsibility they need to take on a more proactive cybersecurity role. Moreover, many IT professionals feel their security guidance is ignored by leadership.

(ISC)² research based on responses from more than 3,300 IT professionals who participated in the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study finds IT professionals are an underutilized and potentially untapped resource for many organizations struggling with their cybersecurity workload.

 Cybersecurity: IT Professionals Underutilized