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How to bridge the cybersecurity skills gap Expert column

September 03, 2018 / Keith A. Morneau

Cybersecurity has permeated all levels of business because everyone is being targeted by hackers and everyone is at risk. It’s causing businesses to spend more money, significantly affecting their bottom line. Hence, companies need to have a strong cybersecurity team starting at the C-level on down to the front-line employee. Yet, cybersecurity professionals are increasingly hard to recruit and hire because the unemployment rate for skilled talent is nearing zero percent. What’s more, this cybersecurity skills gap is only going to get worse over the next three years. The Herjavec Group has released a cybersecurity jobs report for 2018-2021. It predicts there will be 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings by 2021 as a result of increasing levels of cybercrime.