Brianna White

Staff member
Jul 30, 2019
Cybersecurity risks are steadily growing in number and complexity. We expect that effective attacks on industrial control systems and critical infrastructure will accelerate sharply in 2023. For business leaders, few things are more urgent than the need to hire enough qualified cybersecurity professionals to manage technology portfolios and protect operations.
Recent surveys (registration required) have shown that hiring and retention rank as the biggest problems facing cybersecurity managers. Candidates whose talents are rooted in the IT world often lack the specialized knowledge needed to deal with industrial operations and the Internet of Things (IoT). At the same time, cyber professionals report increasing levels of burnout. Teams are swamped with cybersecurity data from a myriad of tools and sources but lack accurate risk assessment to guide their actions. They also struggle to seamlessly manage events across the six theaters of cyber (IT, OT, IoT, hyperscale/cloud, “work from home” and supply chains). What explains the disconnect?
A major factor is the recent explosion of new cybersecurity solutions. The market has been flooded with new products to assist CISOs, who are desperate to stay ahead of the bad guys in a rapidly growing and changing cyber landscape.
But these new options rarely incorporate significant advances in technology. Each requires expert personnel—and a lot of them—to properly implement and manage. Worst of all, these solutions tend to produce a massive amount of raw information, which must be constantly analyzed by (even more) trained experts.
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