IT Security Staffing Ratios 2012

August, 2012


Maintaining strong security does not necessarily require an expansion of IT staff dedicated to security. In fact, IT security staffing as a percentage of total IT staff has remained relatively steady over a number of years. In this study, we help IT executives assess their security staffing needs by providing four benchmarks: IT security staff as a percentage of IT staff, IT security staff as a percentage of the infrastructure group, users per IT security staff members, and network devices per IT security staff member. We also assess the influence of organization size and sector on staffing requirements. (18 pp., 10 figs.)
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