In the Industry Immersion Event, Britto Sidhan, General Manager (Global Security Lab), Schneider Electric, shared an interesting observation on how the global talent shortage in Cyber Security can become a goldmine for aspirants. Especially to those planning to launch their tech career or professionals looking for a career switch.
There is a lot of latent demand in the market but there are two other factors catalyzing the success of such programs.
The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused massive global disruption, but it has also altered the entire global workforce and the cyber security landscape. The world now has moved to Cloud and remote models unprecedentedly since the onslaught of COVID19.
Cyber security is like any other security – you don’t realize its importance unless you need it. In the digitized world, it will be safe to say that every company is a tech-based company. Even if it doesn’t sell technology-based products or services, it uses technology to run and manage the business. In fact, with the world evolving into a unified marketplace, an increasing number of companies have branches or employees spread across the globe. Hence, most organizations leverage the internet to keep their processes running.
We spend more time in the cyber-world than in the real world. As technology evolves, this is expected to skew further in favour of the former. The last decade has seen a major transformation in the way we live our lives – from analogue to digital. This has also led to a surge in cybercrimes around the world. According to some experts, the next few years will see cybercrimes triple in number. Hence, we would need cyber security professionals to be ahead of the criminals.