Business, Tech

The Increasing Importance of Cyber Security [INFOGRAPHIC]

Technology and the internet have, by and large, had a positive impact on the world, but it would be naive to think that it has had an entirely positive influence. There are negative aspects; it has given rise to fake news and disinformation, and then, of course, there’s the matter of cybercrime, which has been on the rise in recent years. Indeed, this is becoming such a significant problem for businesses, consumers, and governments that it ranks highly on the list of problems that require help. Though it is recognized as a pressing matter, there remains a shortage of experts that can help to keep security defenses one step ahead of the cybercriminals.

One of the issues with cybercrime is that we think it only happens rarely, but this is not the case. It happens a lot more frequently than most people realize, and the fact that it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean that it won’t happen in the future. It is estimated that one in eight legitimate websites has a vulnerability that would leave them open to attack — this, of course, affects the company behind the website, but also the users of the site. 

So clearly, this issue must be addressed. For these reasons, there’s an increased drive to recruit experts in this field. With such a high demand for cybersecurity experts, the job security for people in these positions will be high, both now and in the future. To learn more about this issue, take a look at the infographic from Norwich University below. 

Infographic Design by Norwich University Norwich University

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