There has been a critical skills shortage in cybersecurity for years. In fact, Cisco estimated that there are currently 1 million unfilled cybersecurity positions around the world. Given the rapid expansion of networks, the growing threat surface, continuous attacker innovation and the recent publicity around major campaigns such as NotPetya and WannaCry, organizations of all sizes have recognized the need for more endpoint security, which is creating even more demand for limited resources.
Filling the Gaps With Endpoint Security
IBM Security General Manager Marc van Zadelhoff noted that “the volume and velocity of data in security is one of our greatest challenges in dealing with cybercrime,” suggesting a need for new technology to lighten the load for overwhelmed and understaffed security teams.