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Security departments not prepared for new technologies

Joan Goodchild | Jan. 18, 2011
Rapid adoption of mobile technology, social media and cloud computing in the workplace is creating a security problem for IT departments worldwide as they struggle to keep pace with demands, according to a survey released this week by security certification firm (ISC)2.

"A clear skills gap exists that jeopardizes professionals' ability to protect organizations in the near future," the survey summary states. "This is not to say the industry is doomed. If the projected growth in number of information security professionals and concurrent increases in training continue, these risks can be reduced."


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