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Cyberspaces have expanded to encompass the world. That is not the troubling part. It is that we let them grow defenseless. Today cybercriminals are having the time of their lives while companies frantically try to put up appropriate defense systems. This is one of the reasons why cybersecurity has become one of the fields where unemployment rates have dropped to zero percent. There are professionals out there who might be without a job but that is because of a few reasons like unrealistic salary expectations or the time taken to switch between jobs etc.
It was always an unprecedented thought that internet will become something this imperious in our lives, so much that it is not a desire anymore or something which some people have, it has become a need, a necessity which must be there with everyone by default. However, there are still some elements out there who are trying to acquire benefits that are unjustified and illegal. In this context, cyber security has become a threat to not only individuals but also corporate giants.
In the past few years, we have been so busy with creating cyberspaces that not much has been done to defend them. Today cybercrimes threaten the entire fabric of the information technology infrastructure that has been built. According to a report by Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime will cause damages of almost $6 trillion worldwide by 2021. In 2018, a wave of ransomware attacks made it clear to multinational organizations how unprepared they were. Following the events of last year and keeping in mind the times to come, organizations are putting elaborate security measures in place. As a result, cybersecurity has become one of the few job markets where unemployment has fallen to 0%. People with the right amount of experience face no difficulties finding a job. Companies are looking for security analysts, architects and administrators. Other positions include security software developers, cryptanalyst and security consultant etc. The roles for which a business may be hiring varies depending on their needs. Unfortunately, not all employers are finding the candidates who are the best fit.
Cybersecurity has become one of the most imperative functions for organizations. Ever since hackers have begun targeting major corporations, everyone has become extremely vigilant. The increasing rate of cybercrimes has also brought to light the lack of preparation which businesses face. Therefore, unemployment in the field of cybersecurity has hit zero percent. Professionals and students are now eyeing this as a promising opportunity to create sustainable careers for themselves. They are not wrong. Acquiring cybersecurity skills is an investment with high return in the future.
Cybersecurity jobs are in high demand. Unfortunately, however, the skill gap in the market is enormous too. Companies are in search of specific knowledge which they are unable to find in the candidates who show up for interviews. Keeping this in mind, it is not possible to list every possible or definitive question which an employer may put before a prospective candidate. However, here are a few of our top picks. These questions are bound to appear in an interview in some form and their answers can help determine certain aspects about each candidate.
In the past decade, worldwide internet penetration has grown to 56% and to a staggering 81% in the developed world. The cyberspace has grown faster than anyone could have predicted. This has brought with its grave threats which are also beyond what anyone could have foreseen. Cybercriminals are evolving faster than most major cyberspace users. This phenomenon was highlighted by the waves of ransomware attacks that took place last year.
Cybercrimes are one of the fastest growing menaces these days. The annual losses from these activities are estimated to be more than $6 trillion by 2021. This figure stood at $3 trillion just six years ago. 2018 was a year that saw a surge in ransomware attacks around the world. Almost every major company in the world took a hit because of it. Besides this hacking is a common practice that plagues tech giants like Facebook too. Unfortunately, it is estimated that 38% of all companies are still unprepared to deal with a sophisticated attack of any kind.