October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, created by the Department of Homeland Security, to increase knowledge about cyber terrorism and every day cyber threats. This is week 4 and the topic is “The Internet Wants YOU: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity.”   According to a study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers.   We live in an era of cyber terrorism like we have never seen before, so to say there will be a shortage of 1.8 million workers over the next 5 years, is akin to saying we are going to go to war with an adversary, but are short almost 2 million troops needed to win the war.

With the shortage of IT security professionals currently at almost 1 million, the large firms are pilfering security talent from the medium firms, and the medium firms are, in turn, pilfering from the small firms, leaving a huge hole in the SMB market and potentially exposing them to huge risk.  This hole will only get wider as the years progress, which is why it is so important to find an experienced and qualified IT Security company NOW.   The demand for these firms will only grow and grow until there is just too much demand for the resources available, and SMBs will be left out in the cold to defend themselves in what is sure to become a losing battle.

At Kyber Security, we are always looking for the right people to join our team.  We require not just IT security skills, but also the personality and work ethic to match that of our existing team.  We have a work hard, play hard atmosphere where each member of our team is like a family member.  We don’t want people looking for a job, we want people who are looking for a career and a home.  Kyber Security is a demanding, yet very rewarding company to work for, so if this sounds like the perfect place for you, please reach out.

Let’s fight the war on cyber terrorism together!