Cybersecurity faces a worldwide shortage of almost 3 million staff

17th October 2018, By Ian Barker


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New research from (ISC)² — the world’s largest non-profit association of cybersecurity professionals — reveals a worldwide skills gap of 2.9 million.


The Asia-Pacific region is experiencing the highest shortage, at 2.14 million, in part thanks to its growing economies and new cybersecurity and data privacy legislation being enacted throughout the region. North America has the next highest gap at 498,000, while EMEA and Latin America contribute 142,000 and 136,000 to the staffing shortfall, respectively.


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