“Cybersecurity Industry is growing with prominent gaps. As professionals in this industry, it is our responsibility to help bridge these gaps by creating a community that shares knowledge, supports and empowers each other.”
– Chani Simms, Founder SHe CISO Exec.
Mind the Gaps
“Your security is only as strong as your weakest link!” and time and time again, it seems the weakest link in the security chain are people. If we don’t create a security-conscious culture that values people over processes over technology, your investment in technology could be rendered ineffectual.
"Technical skills and qualifications alone are not enough to create better leaders in this community, if you don't have the confidence and soft skills required to progress in your career"
"We have a huge skills gap and to make things worse, below you will notice we also have a massive gender gap where the female representation in the InfoSec industry is disgustingly low."
Organisations At Risk
63% of respondents report that their organizations have a shortage of dedicated cybersecurity staff.
59% say their organization is at extreme or moderate risk due to cybersecurity staff shortage.
According to (ISC)2 research, the
shortage of cybersecurity professionals is just over 4 million globally. Asia-Pacific is facing the largest talent shortfall with a gap of 2.6 million
Women represent overall cybersecurity work-force
Of the cybersecurity, work-force represent GenX and babyboomers
Organisations have diversity
The Cybersecurity Workforce
Gap by Region
Leadership & Confidence Gap
Lack of skilled/experienced cybersecurity personnel
Lack of resources to do my job effectively
Inadequate budget for key security initiatives
Lack of time to do my job effectively