#45 – How to Get a Job in Cybersecurity


EFFECTED USERS: Every Listener who seeks a job or a career in Cybersecurity

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SUMMARY: There are job openings always, and there will be for a long time.

There are currently 3.5 Million job openings in cybersecurity, and expert say that the unemployment rate is 0%.

Over the eight-year period tracked, the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs is expected to grow by 350 percent, from one million positions in 2013 to 3.5 million in 2021. And of the candidates who are applying for these positions, fewer than one in four are even qualified, according to the MIT Technology Review.

Despite industry-wide efforts to reduce the skills gap, the open cybersecurity headcount in 2021 will be enough to fill 50 NFL stadiums. A Forbes Technology Council post states that the number would be in the top 100 for the size of work populations of countries worldwide — not just industries.

Every IT position is also a cybersecurity position now. Every IT worker, every technology worker, needs to be involved with protecting and defending apps, data, devices, infrastructure, and people.

It’s a full-on war for cybertalent” one industry veteran who specializes in recruiting and placing senior-level information security executives told the Los Angeles Times.

Source: Cybercrime Magazine

Here with me to talk about this today is Martin Burnett.

Martin is an award winning an executive recruiter with a focus on IT and Technology. He has 17 years of experience around the globe, and has spent the last 10 years focused exclusively on cyber security. He has helped more than 70 cybersecurity ventures recruit and retain employees at all levels, making him the perfect choice for a guest on this episode.

Welcome Martin!

What is the first step a person should take if they want a career change into cybersecurity?



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David W. Schropfer

David W. Schropfer is the CEO of SAFE (Smartphone Authentication For Everyone), a cybersecurity company in New York (www.theSafe.io).  Every day, he and his team of professionals keep the people who use The SAFE Button protected from some of the most common traps, hacks and attacks that target computer systems of all sizes. David is the author of the bestselling cybersecurity book, Digital Habits: 5 Simple Tips to Help Keep You and Your Information Safe Online. His previous books, including The Smartphone Wallet and industry whitepapers, predicted some of the biggest trends in the payments, mobile, and security industries.  Since graduating Boston College, David earned an Executive MBA from the University of Miami.

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