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Cybersecurity in the US: a huge potential industry

Cybersecurity in the US is the best sector for those who want to plan their career or start an investment project. The cybercrime solution is considered a national emergency in the United States, and professionals in this field are inadequate.

In 2016 there were 1 million open positions for computer security experts. Recent research published by Cybersecurity Ventures, a company specializing in the field, indicates that this figure will remain constant in 2017 and will reach 1 and 2.5 million by 2019.

This means that despite the arrival of new entries in the industry, shortage remains enormous in both the USA and the rest of the planet.

Huge cybersecurity damages for companies, especially the smallest ones

The research says that the damage in 2015 was 3 billion dollars in the world. This figure is expected to rise to 6 billion dollars by 2021. In the meantime, companies and governments invest heavily, but not enough.

Half of the victims of the attacks are small companies that do not have the right tools to defend themselves. They represent a market with very high potential for those who want to start a business in the United States.

A computer attack can lead to the destruction of important data, loss of productivity, theft of industrial secrets and patents, theft of personal and financial data, fraud, the need to defend itself in court, reputation damage, and more.

Estimated figures do not include attacks that are not reported and all associated costs associated with cybercrime, such as legal costs and public relations, to defend the victim's image.

Growth investments all over the world

In the world, companies today spend 1 billion dollars to defend themselves from computer attacks. Only one-third compared to the extent of the damage. It is therefore expected that the value of the investments will increase and that the only critical element will be the shortage of qualified staff.

John Giordani
Cybersecurity Expert, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) ​