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The cybersecurity skills gap caused 40% of IT pros to stall their cloud migrations

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Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the big takeaways: 97% of organizations worldwide use cloud services. — McAfee, 20181 in 4 organizations has experienced data theft from the public cloud. — McAfee, 2018

Though virtually all organizations are moving some assets to the cloud, a lack of cybersecurity talent is slowing migration for 40% of IT professionals, according to a Monday report from McAfee.

Of the 1,400 IT professionals surveyed worldwide, 97% said their organization is using some type of cloud service—up from 93% last year. However, those with a cloud-first strategy dropped from 82% in 2017 to 65% in 2018, the report found.

The cybersecurity skills shortage has actually improved over last year, when 49% of IT leaders said that they were slowing cloud migrations, the report found. Interestingly, those with a cloud-first strategy were almost twice as likely to have slowed adoption than those without such a strategy. Private-only cloud operators...(continued)

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