IT security talent shortage resulting in increased incident recovery costs

Published: Wednesday, 17 August 2016 07:40

Large businesses that struggle to attract sufficiently skilled IT security experts end up paying up to three times more to recover from a cybersecurity incident. This is one of the key findings of a recent report prepared by Kaspersky Lab based on the experience of company experts and data from the 2016 Corporate IT Security Risks survey.

Besides the measurable budget impact, businesses are seeing a growth in IT security wages and a general shortage of expert availability.

The report ‘Lack of security talent: an unexpected threat to corporate cybersafety’ is available here.

Kaspersky Lab has launched Talent Lab, an international competition for university students and young professionals to help them start their career in the field of IT Security. More information about the program can be found at