A recent survey by Forrester Research shows that the lack of qualified security staff is one of the main reasons IT managers cannot successfully secure the enterprise. Their survey of over 2,000 IT executives in the US, UK, Canada, France and Germany found that one of the key problems behind corporate IT security is getting qualified staff to do the job.Almost half of the It managers in the US and Europe are dealing with this issue.
“Security leaders feel that they simply don’t have enough staff to carry out day-to-day tactical activities while adjusting to major business and IT shifts and changing threats,” said Forrester principal analyst Khalid Kark.
According to the survey, the lack of funds is also an issue, as 29% of US companies and 23% of European companies have dealt with IT funds shortages. One in three US managers, as opposed to one in five European managers, reports that too much time is spent on day-to-day activities.
He recommends encouraging more mobile devices up to a point, as they are often equipped with better security than older computers, and standardisation of policies around device capabilities and not around not brands.
A rise in cloud services is also predicted in Forrester’s report.