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“Beyond Boundaries: The Evolving Relationship Between Networking and Cybersecurity” Uncovers Near-Unanimous Consensus on Growing Synergy

Cary, NC, Oct. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  INE, a leading provider of technology training and certifications, released the results of a comprehensive study on the growing convergence between Networking and Cybersecurity. As part of the research project, INE received responses from nearly 1,800 IT/IS professionals from around the world gaining a better understanding of the evolving relationship between the two domains. This allowed INE to offer insights into how to overcome challenges and align teams to ensure balance and collaboration.

“‘Beyond Boundaries: The Evolving Relationship Between Networking and Cybersecurity’ reveals a nearly unanimous consensus among IT/IS professionals regarding the synergy between Networking and Cybersecurity,” points out INE’s CEO Dara Warn, noting that 75% of respondents view the two fields as either “highly interconnected” or “completely integrated.” “This research validates a critical shift within the industry and makes clear that training must adapt to the changing technology landscape.”

Survey respondents identified three key factors for the burgeoning interdependence of Cybersecurity and Networking:

Respondents pinpointed the biggest challenges faced by those working at the intersection of Networking and Cybersecurity as:

  • Lack of cross-functional knowledge and skills

  • Rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats and techniques

  • Difficulty aligning security policies with network operations

  • Limited resources and budget constraints

Other highlights from the report include:

  • 56% spend at least half their time on the job collaborating with professionals from the opposite field

  • 1 in 3 professionals do not feel prepared to handle the intersection of Cybersecurity and Networking.

  • 76% express the likelihood of pursuing training related to Network Cybersecurity within the next 12 months.

  • 54% prefer online self-paced training, suggesting a demand for flexible, accessible learning options.

Dive Deeper with the Full Report:

Explore the full report to uncover a global acknowledgment of the increasing convergence between cybersecurity and networking, irrespective of industry, region, or job title.

About INE: 
INE is the premier provider of online technical training for the IT industry. Harnessing the world’s most powerful hands-on lab platform, cutting-edge technology, global video distribution network, and world-class instructors, INE is the top training choice for Fortune 500 companies worldwide, and for IT professionals looking to advance their careers. INE’s suite of learning paths offers an incomparable depth of expertise across cybersecurity, cloud, networking, and data science. INE is committed to delivering the most advanced technical training on the planet, while also lowering the barriers worldwide for those looking to enter and excel in an IT career.

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