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Demand For Better Cybersecurity Fuels A Booming Job Market

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Sausalito, Calif. – Jun. 22, 2024

The number of cyberattacks has almost doubled in the past five years — averaging 758,000 annually — according to the FBI’s Internet Criminal Complaint Center, also known as IC3. Those are the cases we know of.

The Washington Post reports that the growing threat has created a booming job market for cybersecurity specialists.

The Labor Department forecasts steady growth, and a widely circulated report by Cybersecurity Ventures says unfilled jobs in the industry more than tripled worldwide since 2013. Though the pace has leveled off — and the U.S. tech industry shed jobs last year — there are many vacant positions in our country.

People from all sorts of backgrounds have plunged in (to cybersecurity), often with little more than curiosity, a knack for solving puzzles and an interest in outsmarting the bad guys.

Universities and colleges have expanded the number of cybersecurity classes they offer — including cybersecurity boot camps that compress a lot of information into a short period of time.

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