Analysts at Gartner have predicted major workforce shifts for security leaders. According to research, nearly half of cybersecurity leaders will change jobs, 25% for different roles entirely due to multiple work-related stressors. The shift is predicted to take place over the next few years by 2025.
Given these dynamics as well as the massive market opportunities for cybersecurity professionals, talent churn poses a significant threat for security teams. Research shows that compliance-centric cybersecurity programs, low executive support and subpar industry-level maturity are all indicators of an organization that does not view security risk management as critical to business success.
Security leaders predict that by 2025, lack of talent or human failure will be responsible for over half of significant cyber incidents. The number of cyber and social engineering attacks against people is spiking as threat actors increasingly see humans as the most vulnerable point of exploitation.
A survey conducted in May and June 2022 among 1,310 cybersecurity employees revealed that 69% of employees have bypassed their organization’s cybersecurity guidance in the past 12 months. In the survey, 74% of employees said they would be willing to bypass cybersecurity guidance if it helped them or their team achieve a business objective.