Cyber security is an important issue at any organization, and in the wake of a number of high-profile incidents including breaches at Target and JP Morgan, a cyber attack on the online auction site eBay and the iCloud hack that exposed several celebrities' private photos earlier this fall, many organizations understand they must invest heavily in improving their security measures. That's why demand for cyber security roles has doubled in 2014.
According to data from Technojobs, job vacancies in cyber security rose by over 100 percent year-over-year in October. That means demand is increasing rapidly, but there may simply not be enough individuals to fill those roles. Anthony Sherick, MD of Technojobs, addressed this concern in an Information Age article.
"From the data it is clear that the cyber security sector is suffering from a problem of supply and demand," he said. "This demand will continue to grow especially as hacking scandals and cyberattacks continue to hit the news – from the iCloud celebrity photo hacking and the cyber-attack on eBay passwords, to the recent hacking of the White House computer systems."
If there aren't enough people to fill the growing demand for cyber security jobs, many organizations may seek the help of VARs and MSPs to receive the assistance they need. This means VARs and MSPs will have to employ the right security professionals to meet their clients' needs. Given the highly competitive nature of the cyber security job market, VAR Staffing is a valuable resource that can help these organizations identify and recruit the best cyber security professionals, which will allow them to stand out from their competition.