If there’s anything you can say about the field of cybersecurity, it’s that it’s growing. By 2019, there will be 6 million new cybersecurity jobs on the market worldwide. This increase is commensurate with the increase in big data, which goes directly with advancements in both the cloud and the IoT. As the world moves closer to 180 zettabytes of data in 2025 (a conservative estimate), Forbes’ Gil Press reports that 2018 will see “5 times higher growth in spending on cloud versus on-premises analytics solutions.” The amount of data we’re generating is calling for increased spending on analytics and storage.
There’s no question the cloud will continue to grow (where else will all the data go?), but the amount of IoT advancement is less certain. Victor Vilas, Business Development Manager Europe for AndSoft, says that IP traffic will reach 2 zettabytes per year by 2019. More devices creating more data will create more cybersecurity concerns. But what will the biggest threats be in the burgeoning cybersecurity industry? The cybersecurity analyst who knows how to deal with these is well prepared for 2018.
Unfilled Cybersecurity Jobs
First and foremost, cybersecurity and IT can’t deal with threats properly if there aren’t enough qualified individuals …