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Becoming a data security administrator is a great pathway into cybersecurity

Posted on May 29, 2019 in Articles | by

In a recent survey of Chief Information Officers, 88 percent reported that cybersecurity initiatives were on their shortlist of priorities for 2019. That’s an astounding figure that cuts across industries and geographies as organizations struggle to protect their systems and data in an increasingly dangerous threat environment.

Implementing cybersecurity initiatives requires talented and skilled staff, and surveys consistently reveal that filling cybersecurity positions continues to challenge organizations. In a 2018 CSO survey, 53 percent of organizations reported that they suffered from a “problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills.” This news might keep senior technology leaders awake at night, but it also presents an opportunity for individuals seeking to find employment in a high-demand, lucrative field.

Published May 2019 in Certification Magazine.

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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

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