A market tightly linked to cyberattacks
Every year, the number of cyber attacks launched against organizations increases, thus increasing the needs for cybersecurity. The resulting lack of resources is visible in all areas of cyber. Choosing cybersecurity means choosing a line of business that does not know the crisis and whose growth prospects are strong.
Why train in industrial cybersecurity?
If the term IT (Information Technology) is known, that of OT (Operational Technology) which applies to industrial information systems is less so. Historically, cybersecurity needs were first felt in the IT environment. However, although the missions of these two environments, IT and OT, differ, they are now interdependent. The adoption of IT technologies by industrial equipment creates de facto convergence between IT and OT. The shortage of resources and training is even more acute in the industrial field.
3 key highlights of the cybersecurity market
Let’s do the summary exercise in three key points
to meet cybersecurity needs, the market is facing a strong demand for human resources.
market in constant evolution.
market dynamics are identical being domestic or international
Cybersecurity market challenges
Coming from the world of cybersecurity, we have faced many challenges during our career.
The first being recruitment. “This is a recurring problem in all companies with Cybersecurity needs”. The difficulty of recruitment in the field of Cybersecurity is so acute that this theme is now part of audit plans and is considered a critical Cyber risk for the company.
Beyond the difficulty of recruiting, cyber risk is now one of the main risks weighing on companies. In 2021, it is the number 1 risk for the Management Committees of Large Companies (source: Gartner 2021).
To meet these challenges, many companies have decided to launch massive investment plans in the field of Cybersecurity. These good resolutions come up against a shortage of human resources to support these issues. Indeed, talent is difficult to attract and it is also expensive. As a result, many positions remain vacant for several months, resulting in permanently rising recruitment costs.
Cybersecurity, like many professions, is based on two pillars: training and experience. However, many topics related to Cybersecurity did not exist 3-5 years ago; it is therefore difficult to find trained and/or experienced personnel.
New experts are therefore constantly needed to support companies in containing cybersecurity risks. Nevertheless, this field evolving rapidly, the majority of experts come from self-training or from a very unsuitable classical training offering, for example, no qualifying certifications, which the said experts try to compensate for by years of experience in related fields.
Is it possible to study cybersecurity in France and work in that field abroad?
Yes, the market being international, our students will have no trouble finding a job. In addition, most of our partner companies operate globally
Why is the cybersecurity market suffering from a lack of resources?
Resource requirements are such that it is challenging to train as many people as needed. In addition, cybersecurity is an area requiring a specific training path.
Can the cybersecurity market trend be adversely impacted?
All studies indicate that the cybersecurity market growth is not ready to be reversed.
Some interesting key figures
cybersecurity revenue in 2020. $352 millions in 2025.
cybersecurity vacant positions worldwide, 3.5 millions in 2025.
cybersecurity market growth in 2020.
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