Security analyst churn isn’t just a money issue: what else impacts retention?

The skills gap has been editorialised to death but far less attention paid to the problem of retaining skilled staff

The latest cybersecurity workforce study from ISACA, the State of Cybersecurity 2019 (Part 1) report, paints a worrying picture regarding cybersecurity team staffing. While the skills gap has been editorialized to death, less attention has been given to the problem of retaining those skilled staff once an organisation has recruited them. According to the ISACA research, some 57 percent of organisations offer increased training as incentives to keep people but 82 percent admit most leave their companies for another because of financial and career incentives such as higher salaries, bonuses and promotions.

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