Cybersecurity field is a gold mine for jobs says IBM

World-renowned Tech major IBM has announced that the field of Cybersecurity can prove as a gold mine for jobs in next few years. As the field lacks trained professionals, the Armonk based company is urging young graduates to look into this segment as it can prove as a lucrative career option for the next 10 years.

As of now, there is a massive shortage of skilled professionals in the field of cybersecurity. Lack of awareness among the young generation about a career in cybersecurity, ignorance about technical courses being offered in the profession and teaching staff scarcity is all leading to a situation where those interested are finding it hard to get it right and those ignorant about the security field are happy being so.

In coming days, an explosion in the usage of the Internet of Things is going to deteriorate the situation even more.

IBM estimates that in near future, the need for a whopping 37 million cyber security professionals will emerge. But sadly, experts predict that we will not be in a position to catch up to at least half of the said numbers due to a scarcity in the availability of skilled labor.

Karthik Shahani, the Security leader for IBM India and South Asia mulls the situation in a different way. He believes that the field of cybersecurity will be explored in future as it is being now.

But can we find enough number of people to balance the act? Well, not at all says Shahani.

And as automation overtaking every segment of business vertical, can we expect the same bright future after a decade or so….?

Yes, says Ananda K Vaideeswaran, the director of Asia Pacific, IBM. In fact, he believes that companies will start lining up to induce cybersecurity professionals into their workforce as its proven that they tend to be more productive than those who are in non0-security- revenue wise of course.

Note- The above-said comments come amid rising concerns about the IT sector from a workforce intake perspective.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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