Doug Bedell — August 16, 2019, 10:29 am

Looking for a Tech Job? Hone Your Cybersecurity Skills


There’s a booming market for people with cybersecurity skills and not enough of them, Security Infowatch advises.

“The growing cyberattack surface, ongoing regulations and requirements, and the endless onslaught of digital threats have necessitated more adept personnel than ever before, yet the security skills chasm is only widening. Recent estimates, according to (ISC)², place the skills shortage at just under three million positions, with a half-million in North America alone.”

Cybersecurity is indeed a specialized skill. “Many businesses have turned to hiring general IT professionals and set up training programs – and then training them on cybersecurity.”

The post describes nuances of need and makes cybersecurity seem a fledgling field, which indeed it is.

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