There are plenty of threats out there in the world, but it’s usually the new ones that cause the most damage, purely because people and organizations aren’t fully aware of the correct way to handle them yet. One such example is cybercrime, which has been steadily on the rise in recent years, and can now be considered one of the world’s most potent dangers. There have been a series of high-profile cases in recent years, which have compromised the data of hundreds of millions of people. While the vast majority of attacks are committed against small to medium-sized businesses, large companies are targeted too (these are the most famous cases). It’s a problem that can affect any company.

And because of this, there’s a growing demand for cybersecurity managers, people that can help to protect digital infrastructures from the would-be criminal who intends to hack the system. There’s something of a shortage in this field at the minute, and the demand will likely become even more pressing in the coming years. Moving forward, the business world will need cybersecurity experts that can lead projects, interpret big data, and who have a knowledge of the emerging cyber defense tools.

For this reason and more, it’s a field that has positive long-term prospects. Indeed, this is a position that can be counted among the most secure jobs out there. To learn more about the growing need for cybersecurity managers, take a look at the infographic from the University of Alabama Birmingham below. 

Infographic by University of Alabama Birmingham University of Alabama Birmingham