The National Security Agency, Wendy’s, Target, Home Depot, Experian, the FBI and the list goes on. Cyber criminals are successfully penetrating even the most high-profile companies and governmental agencies.
Despite having some of the highest cyber security standards in the nation, we learned just last week that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been hacked.
Cyber security threats aren’t going away. In fact, they may be getting worse. With a severe shortage of cyber security professionals to combat increasingly sophisticated attackers coupled with a growing dependence on technology, the threats loom large in 2018.
Cyber security experts are in high demand as private, public and government sectors scramble to secure their systems and data in the wake of widespread cyber attacks — in 2015, cyber criminals reportedly stole more than $1 billion in assets.
The number of cyber security job openings around the globe is staggering. In 2014, CISCO estimated that there were 1 million unfilled cyber security jobs worldwide.