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Quick Bytes: Skills Needed

There’s a wide gap between the IT security skills that companies seek and those that candidates have, according to a survey by the Computing Technology Industry Association. Among organizations surveyed in nine countries with established IT industries, 73 percent indicated that a knowledge of IT security, firewalls, and data privacy was most important in terms of what they sought in IT staff at their organization. But just 57 percent said their IT employees were proficient in these fields. This left a gap of 16 percentage points. The survey polled about 3,500 organizations in North American, European, and Asia.

 

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