Cybersecurity Worker Shortage Hits 3 Million

While data breaches were big problem in 2018, they stand to get even bigger in 2019 as the shortage of cybersecurity professionals continues to grow globally.

According to a new study by (ISC)2 — the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity pros — the shortage of cybersecurity workers is close to three million globally, putting many organizations and people at risk.

“Despite increases in tech spending, this imbalance between supply and demand of skilled professionals continues to leave companies vulnerable,” the group said in its report, adding that it is now the number one job concern for those who already work in the field.