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Cybersecurity Jobs: A Workforce Shortage

CYBERSECURITY Ervin Daniels todayDecember 27, 2022 64

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Cybersecurity workers protect our most important and private information, from bank accounts to sensitive military communications. Demand for cybersecurity specialists has soared in the last decade. However, a dangerous shortage of cybersecurity workers in the United States puts our digital privacy and infrastructure at risk.

Numerous factors are contributing to the rise in demand:

  • The continuing digitization of the global economy.
  • Ever-increasing numbers of cyberattacks.
  • Regulatory pressure on companies to protect their data presents cybersecurity providers with a compelling opportunity and drives the demand.

Cybersecurity jobs bring numerous benefits, including job security and a relatively high income. As a result, careers in cybersecurity are plenty. Businesses are looking for talent: entry-level, mid-level, and advanced-level workers. From October 2021 through September 2022, there were 190,000 openings for Information Security Analysts, but only 141,000 workers are currently employed in those positions – an annual talent shortfall of 49,000 for cybersecurity’s largest job. There are 579,736 additional openings requesting cybersecurity-related skills, and employers need help finding workers who possess them. On average, cybersecurity roles take 21% longer to fill than other IT jobs.

Are you interested in a Cybersecurity role? Here are the top cybersecurity job titles to pursue:

  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Penetration & Vulnerability Tester
  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Network Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Manager
  • Systems Engineer
  • Senior Software Developer
  • IT Director

Why should you consider a career in cybersecurity?

The career provides job flexibility and highly transferable skills. These skills allow you to move anywhere and apply to any industry sector. Multiple career options that are more than just technical. Business, medical, law, defense, and intelligence all need workers skilled in cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Architect with over 25 years of Technology and Security leadership and hands-on experience across various industries (retail, public, financial services, and technology).

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