Cybersecurity breaches are on the rise.
- Equifax is breached, affecting 147 million customers and cost the company $439 million. Only $125 million is covered by insurance.*
- Marriott suffers a breach believed to be the second largest ever and is estimated to have exposed almost 500 million customer accounts.**
- FBI reports that business cyber-attacks top 4,000 per day, up from 1,000 per day in 2015.***
There is a critical skills gap. According to the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS), the workforce gap among cybersecurity professionals is expected to reach 1.8 million by 2022.
There is a growing demand for improved enterprise security. In 2017, there were about 780,000 professionals in the U.S. employed in the cybersecurity field, with about 350,000 current openings and a zero percent unemployment rate.
New skills and tactics will be critical. According to Cisco, there will be 27.1 billion connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices by 2021. With this planned proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the need for a variety of cybersecurity roles will continue to grow.