A recent report by Information Shield has indicated that companies are planning to increase their spending on IT security staffing. The 2011 Information Security and Data Privacy Staffing Survey, which polled 190 organisations in 34 countries has revealed that IT security staffing budget is expected to rise by 14% in the next year.
RSA chief Arthur Coviello says, “never have the attacks been as targeted, with the aim of breaching one organisation as a stepping stone to breaching others.” Cyber-attacks have reached scary levels of sophistication, with more and more high profile breaches occurring. Last year saw the likes of Sony, Adidas and even the CIA’s security being compromised. The demand for ethical hackers and other ‘cyber ninjas’ has been on the rise.