Doug Bedell — October 6, 2021, 11:41 am

More on Cyber Security Job Openings: Young People Sorely Needed

There’s a massive need for cybersecurity professionals, Wes O’Donnell of American Military University advises: “According to a report by Cybersecurity Ventures, there will be a staggering 3.5 million unfilled cyber positions by the end of 2021!”

“This means that cybersecurity engineers who possess the right certifications and education can command top salaries at any company they choose. Why? Because cybercrime is costing companies an average of $6 trillion a year — that’s trillion, with a T — and that trend is expected to continue through 2021.

“Gone are the days where a single CTO and her small team could handle the IT needs of a medium to large corporation.

“In the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce (GISW) Study, two-thirds of the nearly 20,000 responding companies indicated that they lacked the number of cybersecurity professionals needed for today’s threat landscape.”

And the shortage has been virtually exploding. This is the second website we’ve seen calling attention to the need – the Security Industry Association is on it too. Obviously, it’s real.

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