IT Security Staffing Ratios 2014

January, 2014


While security is a high priority for most IT organizations, the staffing of this function has remained remarkably steady over time. Strengthening security does not necessarily require an expanding the number of professionals dedicated to maintaining data and network security. 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 network support group, users per IT security staff member, and network devices per IT security staff member. We also assess the influence of organization size and sector on staffing requirements. (16 pp., 7 figs.)
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