66 percent growth
globally in just
five years

Cybercrime continues to grow, and so does the need for capable people to fight it. One 2016 report said the field of cybersecurity was expected to have grown globally by 66 percent in just five years, potentially creating $1.7 billion of GDP and thousands of jobs in Canada—countless more around the world.

Application-development security and cloud security are two of the fastest-growing skill areas, with five-year growth projected to be 164 percent and 115 percent, respectively, in the U.S.

Testers, digital forensic analysts, vulnerability analysts, cybersecurity engineers and network engineers are all high on the list of qualifications that companies will be looking for in order to fill the positions they’re expecting to have. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates that cybersecurity jobs will grow by 31 percent through 2029. The rate is over seven times faster than the national average job growth of four percent.

According to Deloitte National Cybersecurity Strategy Leader Marc MacKinnon, the demand for expertise in this area has led to zero percent unemployment among qualified professionals. It’s a talent deficit that’s causing all sorts of problems for business, and things are likely to get worse before they get better.

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