Security industry staffing—the high turnover rate, and how HP is bucking the trend

 

A recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, shows that one of the biggest barriers to a strong security posture is having a team of security professionals that can deal with complex and serious internal and external threats to the organization. However, the study’s key findings show that today’s IT Security departments are both understaffed, and at risk.

 

Key findings from this study reveal:employment.png

 

  • 77 percent of respondents say  their organizations do not have enough IT security staff
  • 58 percent of senior staff positions in IT security went unfilled in 2013
  • CISOs and other in similar positions leave after an average of 2.5 years

 

Another staggering find: 70 percent of the respondents said their organization’s IT security function is understaffed. This leads us to the chilling conclusion that most organizations that took part in this study do not have the depth and breadth of qualified security professionals needed to keep pace with the growing threat landscape – and of those that do, many are challenged with retaining them. Read the report in its entirety here.

 

HP does not take this challenge lightly and is pushing to close this skills gap by funding scholarships and partnering with academic institutions worldwide to educate students in IT Security. We also continuously invest in our own teams, and  here’s your opportunity to meet a few of our HP Enterprise Security Products experts. With an astounding average of 9 years of service to HP ArcSight, this team is bucking the trend. Watch this quick video to see for yourself. Learn more about HP ArcSight, and let our expert consultants travel to meet with you and help solve your security business needs!

 

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