By Marcos Colón

February 23, 2017

With the mountain of cybersecurity jobs on the market, organizations are hoping to attract the cream of the crop, but according to the new report that’s certainly not the case.

passwordsA new study by ISACA, “State of Cyber Security 2017,” which surveys its members around the world, indicates that more than 20 percent of organizations receive less than five applicants per open IT security position.

As if that news isn’t sobering enough, less than 25 percent of the candidates applying for those cybersecurity roles are not qualified for the positions. What are organizations looking for?

According to the study, hands-on experience is the most important applicant attribute when designating a qualified applicant.