The bubble in cyber security jobs is encouraging people to look for better opportunities at exactly the wrong time, and that may lead to the detriment of the fight against cyber crime. A new report by (ISC)2 found that a staggering 84% of cyber workers are open to new opportunities or plan to change employers in 2018.
According to the latest Cybersecurity Workforce Study from (ISC)2, it would take a 145% increase in the number of these cybersecurity professionals to fill the current estimated need for 4.07 million professionals.
Like it or not, there is a cybersecurity talent shortage. But whether or not that skills gap is catastrophic or inconvenient for your business is entirely up to you.
It’s tempting to draw a connection between cybersecurity skills shortage and data breaches. But the reality is much more complex and data breaches may be a symptom of a larger problem.
Given the dearth of cybersecurity pros in the marketplace today, a new Juniper Networks report suggests that security automation is potentially the solution.
Even though organizations are expecting security automation to reduce their cybersecurity workforce, it also helps them to focus on overall network security and the most serious vulnerabilities.
Cybersecurity vacancies are hard to fill as companies are hiring from a pool which is not growing quick enough to meet demand, a phenomenon attributed to growing cybercrime economy and lack of extensive education to produce professionals.