Cybercrime creates a lot of problems to ordinary users, but it also creates new careers. According to the forecast of Cybersecurity Ventures 3.5 million new careers shall show up in the infosec sector within the next four years. It is 3.5 times more vacancies than we have now. The security industry is experiencing a genuine boom. For example, in america, the number of InfoSec vacancies increased from 209K to 350K or 67% in 2015-2017. Similar processes are occurring far away.
Information security is certainly increasing. But this gold coin has two edges. The above statistics do not imply that networks and devices will become safer and better covered, vice versa possibly. Every day, the given information security industry tries to battle new threats. The number of hackers, cybercrime, malware, espionage, and data breaches is growing considerably faster than the amount of “defenders” from the InfoSec side. Not forgetting the fact that the technical qualifications of black-hat hackers often surpass the qualifications of these security specialists who research computer security at the university or college. Hackers creatively use new technology and come up with new attacks vectors constantly.
What problems does it security specialists face in the near future? Extortion viruses are still one of the quickest growing areas of cybercrime. The number of attacks in 2017 increased by 36% and the damage from them has doubled. Experts do not forecast a reduction in their activity, attacks shall only increase.
Unfortunately, many companies still do not envisage the worst-case situation. 20% … Read more