Australia only has 7 percent of the cybersecurity expertise that it needs

The introduction of the notifiable data breaches (NDB) scheme and EU general data protection regulation (GDPR) more than tripled demand for cybersecurity specialists between February and June this year, according to a review of job openings that suggests Australia only has 7 percent of the cybersecurity skills it needs.

Job-ad site Indeed reviewed job postings requiring cybersecurity skills and noted that while the volume of searches for cybersecurity jobs had remained relatively stable from 2016 to 2018, the volume of searches had wavered seasonally and exploded to unprecedented levels after February 2018.

A seasonal dip in demand from December 2017 turned around as the NDB came into effect in February, with demand more than doubling – from around 22 jobs per million listings to 50 jobs per million listings in April.

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Source: CSO