Gartner: Cybersecurity experts in short supply

Protegrity CEO Suni Munshani was interviewed by Stamford Advocate reporter Paul Schott for a story about the shortage of cybersecurity experts that is impacting how organizations fight data breaches.

Some 95 percent of chief information officers around the world expect digital threats to increase during the next three years, but only 65 percent of their organizations currently have a cybersecurity expert, according to new results from a survey by Stamford-based IT consulting and research firm Gartner.

The study showed that while cybersecurity represents a top concern for organizations across major industries, they are struggling to find enough talent to meet their needs.

Gartner predicts 60 percent of security budgets would support cyberattack detection and response capabilities by 2020.

“At major corporations around the globe, the issues around being breached are front and center,” said Suni Munshani, CEO of data-security firm Protegrity, which is based at 333 Ludlow St., in Stamford’s South End. “They are all investing an extraordinary amount of money to deal with issues related to breaches.”

Many companies, especially small and mid-sized firms, are increasingly turning to outside experts to help manage their data security.

“The value of the data is increasing, and people are extremely motivated to monetize that data,” Munshani said. “Reducing the ‘surface area’ that is exposed to breaches, and having good data security is critical.”

Click here to read the full article in the Stamford Advocate.

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