Meanwhile, demand for cybersecurity professionals already outstrips supply but will undoubtedly soar over the coming months. The current cybersecurity workforce is estimated to include around 2.8 million professionals, while the amount of additional trained staff needed to close the skills gap stands at just over 4 million, according to (ISC)² – the world’s largest nonprofit membership association of certified cybersecurity professionals.
In the U.S., the number of cybersecurity professionals is just over 800,000, while the shortage stands at just under 500,000 professionals. That means the U.S. needs 62% more cybersecurity professionals to help defend companies in the country.
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