“Surviving the coronavirus pandemic has become the top agenda for CISOs. It has also prompted a shift towards heightened cybersecurity with IT executives placing a higher emphasis on security operations, risk management, intrusion detection, and network monitoring. The importance of cybersecurity in the global landscape was reiterated last month when the U.S. deemed numerous cybersecurity-related jobs as “essential”.
The current crisis has sparked a growing demand for cybersecurity professionals, with (ISC)2 pegging the global cybersecurity workforce needs to grow by 145%. Burning Glass report estimates cloud security (170%) and Internet of Things (140%) is expected to be the fastest-growing cybersecurity skills over the next five years.”