Cybersecurity is a very large field, filled with many specialized jobs that require a large variety of skills. Though it seems silly to point this out, it is sadly necessary to state that "cybersecurity expert" is not an actual job title. The hardest part of getting a cybersecurity career is knowing how each individual component works. For example, if you want to be a security analyst, you might have to understand coding, cybersecurity law, binary exploration, and reverse engineering. So how is one to start delving into all these facets?
That's how many unfilled cybersecurity jobs there are expected to be by 2021 -- more than the entire population of Iowa -- according to Cybersecurity Ventures. It's also up from 1 million in 2016, a 250% increase in five years, at a time when cybersecurity is becoming even more vital to protecting our way of life. The industry has been talking about this talent gap for some time, but the speed at which the problem is growing is startling. And unless we do something to address the issue, things will keep getting worse, putting not only the future of the cybersecurity industry at risk but jeopardizing the safety of millions of individuals, businesses, and institutions worldwide. To cure the problem, we must first understand the root cause.
SAN FRANCISCO – When cars can talk to the Internet, hackers can talk to cars. Which is why Volkswagen has become the latest in a string of companies entering the automotive cybersecurity realm. The German company is collaborating with three former employees Israel's Shin Bet intelligence agency, including Yuval Diskin, the agency's former head, to found CyMotive Technologies. The new automotive cyber security company will be 40% owned by the automaker and 60% by the Israeli group. It will be based in a suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel and Wolfsburg, Germany, home of Volkswagen.
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