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Identify and plug the security skills gap


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Infographic that looks at the key security issues, how breaches occor and the most comment defence techniques.

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Identify and plug the security skills gap

  1. 1. SECURITY Identify and plug the security skills gap The business sector accounted for Incidents by sector Business 85% of information security breaches in 2012 Records exposed by sector Business 60.6% Government Government 17.9% Education Education 12.0% Medical 84.7% Medical 9.5% 12.6% 1.6% 1.1% THE ISSUE ⅔ senior IT executives are concerned about data privacy and information breaches In 2012, more than 267 million data records were compromised in 2,644 reported incidents - up 117% over the previous year There are 50,000 victims of cybercrime every hour ATTACK Hacking was the number one breach type for the second consecutive year in 2012 DEFENCE Most common techniques How breaches occur 0100101010010101 1000101001001111 01001010100101010100101010010101 0100101010010101 1000101001001111 Hacking (81%) Malware (69%) Physical attacks (10%) Social tactics (7%) THE SKILLS GAP ! 89% say that having qualified information security staff is a top priority 92% say staffing issues contribute to heightened risk levels Firewalls Privilege misuse (5%) ? In 2012, where insiders were responsible for data breaches, 56% of incidents were accidental - the result of user error and inadequate training. Antivirus Data encryption 80% believe it is difficult to find and hire staff that fit all requirements Intrusion prevention Monitoring technologies Do you know how to identify and fill the skills gaps in your organisation? READY TO STAY SECURE? In an industry that's constantly changing, you need to help your people to stay ahead of the game As The Chartered Institute for IT, we're always up-to-date with the latest trends © BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is the business name of The British Computer Society (Registered charity no. 292786) 2013 We can develop your employees’ skills so they can make decisions critical to your business Contact us on +44 (0) 1793 417755 or visit and help your team meet the demands of tomorrow. Sources: ‘Data Breach Overview: An Executive’s Guide to Data Breach Trends in 2012’,,,, ‘Surviving the Technical Security Skills Crisis’ - Forrester Consulting on behalf of IBM, ‘IT Executives Vision’ - IDG Research Services conducted for HP for 2020 (May 12), ISC Global Information Security Workforce Study 2013