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Latin America: skills shortage impact in organizations' IT security 2020

In 2020, more than 60 percent of IT managers surveyed in Colombia and Mexico agreed that, although the recruitment and retention of skilled IT professionals was not the biggest challenge when it comes to delivering IT security to their organization, it was still significant. In Brazil, however, up to 45 percent of IT managers stated that this shortage was in fact their single most important barrier to protecting their company from cyberthreats.

Extent to which the difficulty of recruiting and retaining IT skilled personnel represents a problem for organizations to provide IT security in selected Latin American countries as of February 2020

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Release date

October 2020



Survey time period

January and February 2020

Number of respondents

600 IT managers

Supplementary notes

To the question: "To what extent is recruiting and retaining skilled IT security professionals a challenge to your organization’s ability to deliver IT security?"
Percentage points might not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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