Survey: Acquiring Skilled Employees More Important Than Increasing Security Budget

Survey: Acquiring Skilled Employees More Important Than Increasing Security Budget

Tripwire Survey Examines Views of 167 Information Security Professionals at Annual IT Security Conference

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, today announced the results of a survey of 167 attendees at the Black Hat USA 2013 security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Many of those surveyed - 44 percent - said that if they could change one thing in their organization to improve security, they would increase the number of highly skilled security people on staff. Thirty-two percent would increase their security budget, and 24 percent wished to have their board and/or key executives buy-in to security goals and objectives.

The desire for information security experts has increased significantly over the last five years. According to a recent report from Burning Glass Technologies, the demand for cybersecurity professionals has grown 3.5 times faster than other IT jobs. Organizations may witness stagnant security if these roles are not filled, even as budgets increase to combat the latest threats and executives become more aware of security necessities.

"More than ever, business leaders are aware of IT security's important role in keeping companies and organizations protected in today's high-risk security climate, and that is creating unprecedented demand for skilled security experts," said John Pierce, vice president of information systems. "I expect we would likely see the same emphasis on hiring additional experts if we conducted this survey again at Black Hat in 2014."

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About Tripwire

Tripwire is a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, enabling enterprises, government agencies and service providers to effectively connect security to their business. Tripwire provides the broadest set of foundational security controls including security configuration management, vulnerability management, file integrity monitoring, log and event management. Tripwire solutions deliver unprecedented visibility, business context and security business intelligence allowing extended enterprises to protect sensitive data from breaches, vulnerabilities, and threats. Learn more at www.tripwire.com or follow us @TripwireInc on Twitter.



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