03-Week “#Ransomware Protection”
The goal of this theme is to comprehensively protect your IT infrastructure through AI and ML enabled cybersecurity tools, managing threats and responding to threats in a proactive manner and enhancing your inherent skill set for a rapid growth in cyber career. As ransom hits continue to rise, so should we in building up our defenses. The defenses could come up in varied ways and we got to be one step ahead of the threat actors. As we continue to adopt and embrace new technologies in thwarting cyber attacks, the demand for cyber skills continues to grow with it and hence new opportunities unfold.
Hot Job Market
To say that the cybersecurity jobs market is hot would be a huge understatement. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for information security analysts will grow by 32 percent by 2028 — making it one of the fastest growing job sectors — while Cybersecurity Ventures has found that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in 2021. This means that cybersecurity professionals are among the most in-demand around the world and will be for years to come.
Infinite Room for Personal and Professional Growth
Beyond just the ability to get a cybersecurity job, thanks to an ever-growing set of career tracks, cybersecurity offers a variety of different options for professionals to find a position that fits nicely with their own interests. Cybersecurity professionals work in everything from compliance to stress testing cyber defenses and software, so there are virtually limitless ways that professionals can apply their skills and look to grow them.
Cybersecurity is a necessity. We need frameworks and policies for guidance, tools for implementation and resources with appropriate skill sets to manage, monitor and respond. Due to the shortage of cybersecurity talent in the workforce, businesses and educational institutions are constantly rolling out new avenues by which to make cybersecurity careers more affordable. But this is not the solution, but a step in the right direction. We need education and innovation in dealing with cyberthreats. Managed Services are gaining to be an attractive alternative that seems to fit in no matter what size your organization is. We need the right resources, tools and solutions when required and at the same time affordable. Cyber security as a Service seems to fit the bill.
New ways to leverage cyber security skills and tools
Before we dive into that, let’s take a look at what industry is most hit in a ransomware attack.
Retail and education experienced the highest level of attacks, with 44% of respondents in these sectors reporting being hit.
Healthcare, which often hits the headlines for ransomware attacks, actually reported slightly below average levels of attacks, with 34% of respondents saying their organization was hit. The sector’s over-representation in news reports is likely due to regulatory obligations that require healthcare organizations to reveal an attack, while many commercial organizations can keep them private. While you can read the complete report in our cybersecurity download kit, let us look at what are some innovative ways to deal with it.