Frost & Sullivan believes this year’s survey shows a clear gap in skills needed to protect organizations in the near future. The information security community admits it needs better training in a variety of new technology areas, yet at the same time reports in significant numbers that these same technologies are already being deployed without security in mind. The profession as a whole appears to be resistant to adopt new trends in technology, such as social media and cloud computing, which are widely adopted by businesses and the average end-user. The information security profession could be on a dangerous course, where information security professionals are engulfed in their current job duties and responsibilities, leaving them ill-prepared for the major changes ahead, and potentially endangering the organizations they secure.
The 2011 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study