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Cyber Security: Keeping Ahead of the Skills Shortage

By Kinexus on 6 December 2018
With our online vulnerability increasing, cyber crime is worth over $450 billion US a year. With the world being more connected than ever, we need to look at developing our cyber skills to stay ahead. Although technology has begun replacing people when it comes to security, people are key to protecting ourselves, businesses and national security. Despite cyber crime statistics increasing year on year, the skilled workforce remains stunted, and it’s estimated that by 2021 there will be a shortage of 2 million skilled workers. Most businesses and leaders don’t know about security dangers and risks until after a breach, the Australian Government reported the average cost of a cyber attack to a business was around $276,000 and that 85% of cyber attacks can be prevented by having the right cyber security individual in your organisation. So what needs to be done to attract and keep the right talent, and ultimately ensure your business is no longer at risk?
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