Scope of Cyber Security Jobs – IBM India

Demand for cybersecurity professionals

As a profitable prospect scenario Global technology significant IBM revealed that there is a great decimation of cybersecurity workers in the nation, urging young graduates to look this segment, which is a high-margin segment for companies. The supply is not even 1 lakh now, however, the company, which looks at India both as a market as well as a talent pool to serve the global markets on cybersecurity a whopping 3 million cyber security professionals are required in the country Kartik Shahahni, integrated security leader for IBM India and South Asia, said.

“Can I find people, yes I can. But can I find enough number of people? There is obviously an opportunity for more number of people than we actually have now,” Ananda K Vaideeswaran, director and global integrated leader, chipped in saying.

Extra percentages have been contributed to the security solutions as reported by the IBM revenue department. On the other side, its share of the total staff is much smaller.

Role of Cyber pros

The cybersecurity professionals are “more productive” as it is a margin accretive vertical and the amount of revenue a security professional can bring to us is far higher than the amount of revenue a non-security professional can.

From the point of view of a workforce intake perspective, the comments flood in between rising concerns about the information technology sector. It has to be mentioned that more and more tasks get automated with the advent of newer technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Therefore when compared to the past when the industry was one of the leading job creators absorbing millions annually, a fewer number of people are required by the majority of the domestic IT sector to do the same work

Educational change

Most of the top IBM executives refrained to give a obvious statement whether cybersecurity can emerge as a much-needed succor from an employability perspective but explained that different skill sets and approaches are required for grabbing such jobs.

Ananda K Vaideeswaran said from the school and graduation level to the post-graduate level, there are important needs for changes that are required which will help the industry get the right kind of people.

For those who do look at cybersecurity, there is a need to look beyond ethical hacking, he said, adding this branch represents only 5 percent of the security needs

To get the necessary manpower for it’s the business, and also works with the Data Security Council of India and industry lobby Nasscom on the same front, IBM has been working with universities and tech schools.

IBM India has tied up with Mody University of Science & Technology, Rajasthan, Dehradun Institute of Technology, Chandigarh University and Geethanjali College of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad amongst others, a company spokesperson said.

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