Zero-percent cybersecurity unemployment, 1 million jobs unfilled

September 19, 2016

Last summer the Cybersecurity Business Report pointed out a severe cybersecurity workforce shortage. The numbers haven’t changed much since then. There’s still roughly 1 million job openings in 2016 — which is expected to reach 1.5 million by 2019. The Palo Alto Research Center reports that, by 2019, the demand for cybersecurity professionals will increase to approximately 6 million globally.

Cybersecurity Ventures announced last week that the cybersecurity unemployment rate has dropped to zero-percent. What does this mean for cybersecurity employers, recruiters, workers, and job hunters? A few industry experts put the cyber labor crisis in perspective, and offer suggestions for filling the open positions.

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