12% of companies made the decision to create a Department of information security from scratch Ekaterina Aleksandrova | 13.11.2020
88% of is professionals believe that it infrastructure during a pandemic has become more vulnerable, with 59% of companies were forced to do without information security professionals.
This is evidenced by the study of “SearchInform”, held in September – October 2020, with the participation of the Russian platform of online recruitment hh.ru Day a security specialist, who noted
in Russia, 12 Nov. The survey was attended by heads and employees of information security departments, industry experts and managers of Russian organizations.
Companies are experiencing staff shortages, more than a quarter of surveyed information security professionals said that during emergency transfer to udalenku in 2020 they lacked hands. 30% were able to hire new employees
another 24% have increased staff due to the personnel reserve. 12% increased staff resources due to the outsourcing companies.
Despite the difficulties faced by the company, 61% of companies do not plan for 2021 personnel changes in the division IB: no increase in staffing or reduction. A quarter of respondents
reported that plan staff increase, at 12% of the companies decided on establishment of a unit “from scratch”.
Leo Matveev, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of “SearchInform”: “Transfer of employees to udalenku led to increased vulnerability of it infrastructure. Companies have realized that it is necessary to reflect not only the external
attack, but also to control their own employees from accidental and intentional violations. Our survey showed that security professionals in the companies is not enough. And insufficiently qualified
professionals who know how to detect, investigate and prevent incidents. Therefore, we predict that the situation will force companies to increasingly resort to outsourcing of processes”.
Vitaly Terentyev, the Director of the special projects Department hh.ru: “the Data obtained in the survey, “SearchInform”, confirm that the pandemic and the mass transition to online has affected the growth
demand for professionals in the field of cybersecurity: 25% of companies already under the influence of these circumstances increased the number of such professionals by recruiting new employees or transfers from other
units. According hh.ru the number of vacancies for such specialists in Russia shows double-digit growth: if in 2018 was opened more than 17 thousand jobs, something less than 2020 (January
to October) is already almost 30 thousand. Even more rapid growth in summary of is professionals: in 2018, there were 18 thousand, in 2019 – 25 thousand, and in less than 2020 – more than 55 thousand. Figure
competition in this area is very low in 2018-2019, he was on level 1 and only in 2020 it has reached the level 2 people in the place that speaks to an acute shortage”.
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