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With cyber threats on the rise, companies are desperate to hire cybersecurity professionals to protect their data from leaks and hackers.

As businesses adapted to a rise in ransomware, the shift to cloud computing, and challenges posed by remote or hybrid workforces, the cybersecurity industry saw increased demand.

But spending on cybersecurity has exceeded the existing talent pool. From 2010 to 2020, global cybersecurity spending rose 163% from $50.8 billion to $133.8 billion, according to Gartner. During the same time frame, the number of security professionals grew by just 54%. At the end of 2020, there were over 350,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs across the globe. 

Companies are now hiring cybersecurity workers at a breakneck pace as they aim to protect their networks against emerging threats or strengthen the security products they sell: According to job listing data collected by the analytics firm Thinknum and reviewed by Insider, there are seven companies with over 100 open cybersecurity roles, mostly in the tech and finance sectors. Amazon alone is looking to hire over 1,000 cybersecurity professionals.

Here are 19 companies with the most open cybersecurity roles worldwide, according to Thinknum data collected in the final week …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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