Today there are an estimated one million job openings in the cybersecurity industry, according to a Cisco report. That figure is expected to jump to 1.5 million unfilled positions by 2019.

This article was originally published in Cyber Defense Magazine

Dice, a career website serving information technology and engineering professionals, recently reported a 90% year-over-year increase in cybersecurity jobs. Based on these figures, it appears the industry is heading in the wrong direction; demand for cybersecurity skills is on the rise, and filling positions can be a long and difficult process, according to Search Security.

What’s more, job postings are up 74% over the past five years, according to a 2015 analysis of numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by Peninsula Press, a project of the Stanford University Journalism Program. A recent survey by IDC and T.E.N. said it takes an estimated three months to fill cybersecurity job openings — while senior leadership positions can take well over 12 months.

You can read the rest of this article in the March edition of Cyber Defense Magazine

Bob Chaput

CEO at Clearwater Compliance
Bob Chaput is widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of healthcare compliance and cyber risk management, and is one of the industry’s leading authorities in healthcare information security today. As a leading authority safeguarding health data, Chaput has supported hundreds of hospitals and health systems to successfully manage healthcare’s evolving cybersecurity threats and ensure patient safety.