Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 34 - Page 36

EDITOR’S QUESTION This disconnect, along with rapidly evolving regulatory requirements and networking technology, further widens the cybersecurity skills gap. Matters don’t get easier if you throw the Internet of Things (IoT) into the mix. As the IoT gains more traction, the lack of basic security standards in IoT devices will exacerbate the security skills gap. By 2030, it is projected that 500 billion devices and things will be connected to the Internet. In a world where everything is connected, everything is also vulnerable, and our increasingly digital world is more expo