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Cyber Security Skills Gap + Greater Connectivity = Danger

“The cyber security workforce simply cannot scale in line with additional device connectivity, as budgets for cyber are not unlimited,” states the latest report from Memoori: Cyber Security in Smart Commercial Buildings 2017 to 2021. “Businesses will increasingly seek to develop adaptive, scalable solutions to match their changing network landscape,” the report suggests. Cyber security skills are now widely recognized as the most in demand of all IT disciplines, with demand for skilled cyber security staff set to rise to 6 million globally by 2019, with a projected shortfall of 1.5 million. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that demand will intensify still further, with “information security analysts” becoming the fastest growing job category with 37% overall growth between 2012 and 2022. While such a significant skills shortage inevitably reduces the rate of growth in any industry, the nature of cyber security means a slowdown has other implications. Cyber security protects, and a slowdown […]

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