IT Security Staffing Ratios 2010

December, 2010


In this study, we help IT executives assess their security staffing needs by providing benchmarks for security staffing levels. We do this by providing four metrics. These include security staff as a percentage of IT staff, IT security staff per infrastructure staff, users per IT security staff member, and network devices per IT security staff member. We also examine the number or organizations that have IT security staff and the frequency and amount of IT security outsourcing. We conclude with our assessment of current trends in security staffing. (20 pp.,10 figs.)
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