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Wanted – three million cybersecurity professionals

As companies gather more sensitive information about markets, customers and business in general, organisations need to ensure that their data is kept safe. We’re all aware of what we need. The problem is there are not enough cybersecurity professionals to fill the roles that companies are now posting daily. 

Cybersecurity professionals – Skills gap

Every year, (ISC)², a leading cybersecurity organisation releases a workforce study that highlights issues experienced by cybersecurity professionals. Over the last two years, they have been highlighting just how big the skills gap is growing in this field. In fact, (ISC)² estimates a current shortage of circa 2.93 million cybersecurity professionals. 

Why we need cybersecurity professionals

Thankfully, businesses are quickly coming to realise just how important it is to have cybersecurity professionals on their team. Now that many companies have a significant online presence that allows them to offer their services on a global level, the threat of a cyber attack is larger than ever before. A single successful attack could create untold havoc for your business. In turn, this can create financial burdens for your organisation, and it may also develop similar troubles for your customers. Importantly, if your company is subject to a severe cyber attack, it could also create substantial reputational damage. 

Companies hold more online data and information than ever before, and a relatively new goal for every company is to ensure that this information is kept secure. 

Python growing in cybersecurity

There is a vast gap in cybersecurity professionals. In fact, there is a massive digital skills gap in general. If there aren’t enough cybersecurity professionals available, then organisations need to examine other ways to secure their online presence. 

One way is to hire junior developers with necessary languages like Python. As a cybersecurity tool, Python’s popularity is increasing because it offers a better response time, and it has a user-friendly data structure. Graduates who possess Python skills will hold an advantage when it comes to upskilling in the cybersecurity field. 

How can we help?

While Code Institute graduates are not trained specifically in cybersecurity, they do finish our software development programme ready for industry. Once they complete our programme, they are world-class junior software developers and are eager to learn more about technology. Because of their knowledge of Python, they are excellent candidates to further upskill to cybersecurity.

Code Institute graduates are awarded a globally recognised Diploma in Software Development. Furthermore, Edinburgh Napier University has credit-rated our programme. Government bodies in Ireland, Singapore, Canada, Sweden and North America have also approved our course.

Now is the time to act on the digital skills crisis. Contact our partner team through the form below today and ask us how we can help you.