Nearly 70% of organizations say their cybersecurity teams are understaffed, according to an ISACA report released on Monday. The report reveals the difficulties companies face keeping their offices staffed with cyber professionals, as employees frequently switch to other companies that offer better benefits.
This problem isn’t new, however, as 84% of cybersecurity professionals in 2018 said they hoped to switch companies by the end of the calendar year; and some 60% of IT security professionals last year said they wanted to quit their jobs. The main reasons cited at the time were inadequate pay and a lack of growth opportunities.
The ISACA report surveyed more than 1,500 cybersecurity managers and employees, determining that the negative sentiments of 2018 remain strong in 2019. The majority (82%) of cybersecurity professionals said they leave companies because of better financial or career incentives elsewhere, or a lack thereof at their current workplace, the report said.