Major Skill Gaps in Cybersecurity Professionals

ISACA published a report on “State of Cybersecurity 2022” in which they presented their findings on the global workforce. The most striking of all the findings is Figure 14 of the report showing major skill gaps among security professionals.

At the top of these skill gaps is “soft skills” that includes communications, flexibility, leadership and others. This is similar to what we have been talking about creating a body of knowledge for Core Cybersecurity Skills and Practices. Please see a screenshot of Figure 14 from the ISACA report (the report is available for download at https://www.isaca.org/go/state-of-cybersecurity-2022).

SISARGO Institute is in the process of creating the required body of knowledge that is essential for infosec professionals, irrespective of their area of specialization, including business/soft skills. This body of knowledge, including study resources will be published in coming weeks.