The need for security experts across all sizes of businesses, both big and small, make it an ideal time to be employed in the cyber security industry. Cyber security jobs remain in high demand in the UK and that number is only set to grow, with the skills gap still very much a reality for employers. Figures from the global information security workforce study, which show there could be around 100,000 unfilled cyber security jobs in the UK by 2022. If you are a talented cyber security professional you will be in high demand for years to come.
According to IT Governance, data breaches and cyber attacks that occurred in October 2019 resulted in 421 million records breached. Of the 111 attacks to occur that month, 9 of those were UK confirmed breaches. In the UK, the average cost of a data breach has grown to nearly £2.7m, according to IBM research, and the reputational harm can be incalculable. No business is too small to be at risk of a cyber security attack. Last year, UK based SME Boomerang Video was fined £60,000 for leaving itself vulnerable to hack attacks.
The shortage of cyber security professionals in the EMEA region touched 291,000 in 2019, up from 142,000 in 2018 as the increase in hiring demand was much higher than the number of skilled professionals available, the latest Cybersecurity Workforce Study has revealed. It also stated that the UK accounts for 289,000 cyber security workers.
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