A new survey found that 63 percent of companies struggle with understaffed IT departments, and 51 percent are unable to find people with the right skills, leaving their enterprises open for risk of cyber attacks.

The survey, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of IBM, sourced answers from 2,400 North American and European enterprise executives and technology decision makers. Of those:

  • 72 percent battle escalating and evolving threats
  • 75 percent struggle to help the business make the right internal priority choices
  • 68 percent have little time for proactive and preventative projects due to existing responsibilities
  • 53 percent come up short because new resources are hard to find
Cyber Security Infographic from IBM on understaffed IT departments
Infographic courtesy of IBM