Study: IT workers stretched thin by cybersecurity demands

Thursday - 2/17/2011, 2:30pm EST

Mobile phones and social networking tools are great for communication and collaboration, but they're also stretching your security professionals thin.

A new (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study found threats on mobile devices and added responsibilities have many IT professionals showing serious signs of strain.

The study also found a severe gap in skills needed industry-wide.

Business Wire reports this pressure to secure too much and the resulting skills gap are creating risk for organizations worldwide.

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