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ictBusiness Report writes that a Kaspersky survey has found that 48% of companies globally require upwards of six-months to find and appoint a qualified cybersecurity professional.

In the Middle East, Turkiye, Africa (META) region, 46% of organisations gave the same feedback. A lack of proven experience was cited as one of the biggest challenges, along with the high cost of hiring and global competition in talent acquisition. With global labour markets still clamouring for InfoSec professionals, the latest Kaspersky research has revealed that 41% of companies admit their cybersecurity teams are understaffed. Respondents say it takes more than 6-months to fill an average information security position. As expected, recruitment for senior level positions takes the longest, with 36% of companies saying it requires almost a year or more, while junior positions may be filled in the shortest time – one to three months, according to 42% of respondents. In the META region, 47% say junior level positions are filled within three months, while recruiting senior staff takes 6-12 months, according to 50% of respondents. These figures are alarming since companies that operate for long periods of time without the necessary staff are at huge risk, as the absence of cybersecurity personnel provides cybercriminals ample opportunity to penetrate business infrastructure and damage business processes. The high cost in hiring these specialists is an obstacle for 48% of employers (51% in META).

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