What the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Means for You Infographic

What the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Means for You Infographic

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Why Is There a Cybersecurity Skills Shortage?

For companies that customers trust to store their sensitive data, particularly financial and healthcare information, a data breach can have devastating consequences. The current cybersecurity skills shortage 

  • 140 million people’s sensitive information was compromised in a 2017 Equifax breach
  • 100 million people’s sensitive information was illegally accessed in a 2019 Capital One breach

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The Cybersecurity Knowledge Gap

Despite growing distrust of companies’ ability to protect customers’ data, many American internet users don’t clearly understand how to protect themselves.

  • 46% can’t correctly identify a phishing attack
  • 52% can’t correctly define the term "ransomware"
  • 84% can’t correctly define what a "botnet" is
  • 87% don’t know the security benefits of using a virtual private network

Lack of security awareness leaves individuals and companies in danger. Currently, there are more than 300,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US (as of 2018).

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Top Careers in Cybersecurity

Although many companies are aware of cybersecurity risks, they don’t know how to protect their vulnerable data. This opens up many opportunities in data security, like:

  • Security Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Security Solutions Architect
  • Chief Information Security Officer

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