COVID-19 Remote Working Leads to Cyber Security Hiring Spree

Remote Working Leads

The pandemic has led to a significant boost in cybersecurity job vacancies in the U.S., which confirms the data from the Cybersecurity Jobs Report. The study by the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) along with CyberVista, indicates that the shift to working from home in the crisis has led to businesses investing more precisely in protecting themselves from cyber-threats.

About 62% of the estimated U.S. workforce has transitioned to remote working, which has made businesses highly vulnerable to cyberattacks.

LinkedIn has confirmed that there were 261,545 open cybersecurity-related positions in April – around 244,140 in May and 348,082 in June. Generally, the services and I.T. job market has performed comparatively better since the pandemic struck the U.S. in March.

Sectors that have had the largest number of openings for cybersecurity positions since 18 June are healthcare about 120,000, financial services at least 115,000, I.T. and services around 114,000, retail at least 85,000, and computer software at a minimum of 77,800.

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