Cybersecurity 3.1 Million Cybersecurity Positions Vacant Around The Globe
Thousands of individuals across the planet lost jobs during the pandemic, there are about 3.1 million unfulfilled positions in cybersecurity around the world, with most of them being within the Asia-Pacific region.
As a result of the impact of the worldwide pandemic, cybercrime within the Asia Pacific went up by 600 per cent.
The latest report, titled “The Humans of Cybersecurity”, highlights that 19 million ransomware and phishing attacks were identified in Asia during February-May 2020, with many being coronavirus-themed.
While it’s evident that cybersecurity may be a growing challenge for businesses around the world, of greater concern is that the incontrovertible fact that most businesses don’t have adequate cybersecurity practices in place, making them especially vulnerable to attacks.
The cybersecurity field is currently experiencing a 43 per cent talent shortage with skills like application development security, cloud security risk management, threat intelligence, data privacy, and security being most in-demand, said the report.
“The demand for roles such as security engineers, cybersecurity analysts, and cybersecurity engineers is on the rise.”
Asia Pacific’s cybersecurity market which was valued at $30.45 billion in 2019, is now expected to register a compound annual rate of growth of 18.3 per cent for the amount of 2020–2025, said the report.