Increased Demand For Cyber-Security Talent

Cyber-crime is on the rise, and enterprises must safeguard themselves from data breeches and cyber-attacks so as to retain public trust.

According to a recent survey, demand for cyber-security talent is increasing. In fact, it’s the fastest growing priority for enterprises and IT leaders, up nearly 25% from 2017. Managing operational risks and compliance is increasing as well, no doubt in part to the recent roll out of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The ability to exploit data and commit cyber crime has never been greater. As we’ve seen in recent months, Facebook, one of the biggest companies in the world, is not immune to cyber security threats. The city of Atlanta as well was hit with a massive cyber attack back in the March, the perpetrators compromising connected systems city wide and demanding a $50,000 payment in bitcoin.

Enterprises are beginning to invest more heavily into cyber-security but, like most IT positions, the demand greatly outweighs the supply. Companies will have to cultivate, prioritize and retain their cyber-security talent in order to protect themselves in the months and years to come.

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