Indian IT industry to employ 15,000 cybersecurity experts in 2018
Increasing fear of cyber attacks has created new market opportunity in cybersecurity sector. The demand for cybersecurity professionals has gone up by 3x in the last one year. The industry has over 15,000 open positions related to cybersecurity.
India’s cybersecurity measures are fairly poor as compared to some of the developed nations. The country needs to put in extra efforts to fight against cyber attacks. The adoption of internet and smartphones will further boost the demand in cybersecurity domain. A report by Belong research suggests a great spike in cybersecurity jobs this year.
The demand for cybersecurity professionals will continue to go up with the rise of Interest, e-commerce and customer awareness on cybersecurity. The report says that the companies will be on a hiring spree to secure data and systems. The demand for cybersecurity professions in tech and non-tech roles will continue to increase.
There are over 10,000 to 15,000 open positions related to cybersecurity in the industry. The demand will be triggered by the companies working in technology, banking, financial services and insurance (BSFI) sectors. Most of these jobs will be found in top 10 IT hubs such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, and Delhi.
Most tech giants are currently struggling to improve their cybersecurity expertise and measures. With the dynamically changing technologies, IT firms have started focusing on cybersecurity and retaining the tech talent in the country. IT professionals can reskill themselves to bag the newly created opportunities in cybersecurity.
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