CyberSecurity Means Job Security

Tandem Solution cybersecurity certifications program has grown quickly and provides students with extensive hands-on training for an array of career opportunities in the field.

According to ESG research, 51% of organizations report having a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills in 2018. This is up from 45% in 2017.

The cybersecurity skills shortage has multiple implications. Organizations don’t have the right sized teams and operate in a perpetually understaffed mode. Often, the cybersecurity team lacks some advanced skills in areas like security analytics, forensic investigations, or cloud computing security, putting more pressure on the most experienced staffers to pick up the slack. Finally, many organizations are so busy with day-to-day security operations that they have little time for ongoing cybersecurity training. According to research from ESG and the information systems security association (ISSA), 62% of cybersecurity professionals believe that their organization is not providing an adequate level of training for them to keep up with business and IT risks.

Clearly the cybersecurity skills shortage is affecting organizations, but what’s often overlooked is the impact it has on the cybersecurity pros in the trenches. For example, the ESG/ISSA research indicates:

It’s worth remembering that cybersecurity pros tend to take their jobs very personally. To paraphrase Elliot Alderson (of Mr. Robot), cybersecurity professionals want to save the world so they become emotionally invested in their careers, adding to the stress levels. Alarmingly, the ESG/ISSA research also reveals that 60% are not very satisfied with their current job. Since many of these folks are suffering from cybersecurity job fatigue, can you blame them?

The 6 Highest-Paid Cybersecurity Jobs:

If you wanted to know where the money is flowing, it’s clear that a lot of it is going to cybersecurity professionals. With the increase and prevalence of cyberattacks across industries, companies of all sizes must adjust budgets to allow for new cybersecurity hires. Failing to do so before the end of 2017 could result in cyberattack-related damages that will easily balloon far past the salary ranges outlined here and possibly irreversible damage to your brand. Eliminate stress over your company’s cybersecurity effectiveness by hiring for one of these specialized roles today.