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I read a recent report that by 2021 there will be 3,5 million available, but unfilled, cyber security jobs.  The report emphasised how scary it is, in terms of our power, cars and everything else that are becoming controlled by computer chips and where security is needed to avoid hackers, etc.  The cyber security jobs that are available all differ, but they are all basically about protecting companies and includes people who are known as penetration testers who have to try and hack into a computer of their company so that they can try and see where the weaknesses are as well as malware analysts who need to find out what malicious programmes do so that they can prepare their companies against the attacks.  The report indicated that for example right now there are 5,000 jobs available in New York alone for people with cyber security skills which the companies cannot even fill with qualified people. 

As the article concludes though, one of the most important things with cyber security is, “training people not to do dumb things like click on phishing links” in their e-mails.  Most of the e-mails that lead to hacks are obviously fake and our firm receives numerous fake e-mails every week with links that one has to hope staff members don’t click on.

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Brenda Du Toit   said:
on Monday 18-Feb-19 03:41 PM
I think it is a good idea.Its amazing to actually see how technology is growing.Its great to see that we can protect ourselves against Cyber hackers.

Helen  said:
on Monday 21-Jan-19 07:36 AM
It is very interesting blog, and I would say the future is in the Cyber. I already encourage my girls to study computers.

Cornelie  said:
on Friday 11-Jan-19 11:33 AM
The way to go these days is IT and technology if you are studying it is taking over the world. but scary to know there is s much jobs open.

sarah  said:
on Friday 11-Jan-19 08:11 AM
As technology improves so does people adjust , so there will be more and more hackers. I thought my brothers were wasting their time being on the computers so much, it could pay off now in the long run. if you see something dodgy don't open it or click on the link. I am glad they are training more people about these threats.

Daniella  said:
on Thursday 10-Jan-19 10:45 AM
Im not surprised that cyber security is such a big deal- it so much easier for people to hack and steal online than to actually rob someone. Its great to see that we can protect ourselves from Cyber hackers though.

Ashleigh  said:
on Thursday 10-Jan-19 09:10 AM
Its amazing to actually see how technology is growing rapidly. I have watched a few You Tube Video's of inventions and its astounding.

Mathilda Du Preez  said:
on Monday 07-Jan-19 12:49 PM
Very interesting Blog
I personally did not know that there is such a High demand for people with Cyber security skills.
Definitely the way to go if you still deciding what to go study after school or even now to make this opportunities available to yourself.

Michelle D  said:
on Thursday 13-Dec-18 09:03 AM
Cyber crime is becoming more and more common and is such a specialized thing to try and prevent. When studying cyber law it was intriguing to see all the interesting and clever mechanisms used by cyber criminals.

Joyce  said:
on Wednesday 12-Dec-18 04:56 PM
I think it is good news to people with cyber security skills as well as to those who are interested in this kind of job, lots of job opportunities coming for them.

Natasha  said:
on Wednesday 12-Dec-18 08:50 AM
I think it is a good idea maybe we will be more safe. It will save a lot of companies money.

Jessica A   said:
on Tuesday 11-Dec-18 01:48 PM
It is astounding to see how Cyber Crime has created a need for such high level security - As everything continues to go paperless and more of our personal information is available on the web - it comes as no surprise that security will need to be increased!

patrick  said:
on Tuesday 11-Dec-18 08:21 AM
This is an area that we should be taking developing and creating billions of jobs. There are two countries that I can assure you will rise above the rest as far as this is concerned and will use it to bully other countries, China and Russia.

Nicolle  said:
on Tuesday 11-Dec-18 07:43 AM
It's amazing and absolutely terrifying that soon everything that governs our very means of existence will be governed by technology. I'm left in awe of the people who have the ability and skills to be able to conduct these types of jobs.

Fikile  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 04:53 PM
I think it's a good thing to have a cyber security it may help a whole lot of people so that they don't get to be played by the cyber people. who may trick them to paying for things and yet they haven't got a job as of yet. It is so easy to get robed on the internet especial if you are looking for a job.

Tamaryn  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 04:46 PM
This seems to be the field to go into if you've got technology training or are deciding on what to study. I also think cyber law is going to be expanding very quickly and is definitely an interesting field.

Prishani  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 04:43 PM
This is interesting, I am sure most of the jobs by 2021 will be I.T. based. I wonder if the fields of study have been researched and defined and if universities have looked at the different courses that will be needed by then.

Victoria  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 04:43 PM
That is scary to think there is a need for qualified cyber security but very few people who are qualified to be in that job.

Jadine Esterhuizen  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 04:42 PM
It's a scary thought to know that all your personal info can be easily accessed by a click of a button or by opening emails. As much as there are physical security jobs at banks and so on, it should be way more beefed up online "cyber security" as this is the main target now lately.

Angelique Jurgens  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 12:08 PM
This article reminds of SA hacker, Alistair Peterson, who who defrauded South Africa’s four major banks of over R55-million by hacking into bank accounts over the Internet. Once serving his time he then started working for the Scorpions and helped solve the Postbank heist within 12 hours. You basically have to have been a cyber criminal yourself or a really good hacker before being able to work in that industry!

Alexis  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 10:44 AM
That is quite interesting to say the least...I really thought that the world was producing more and more every year...but clearly I am wrong in that regard - But yes, it is as well teacjing people not to click on those links etc

Liz  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 10:42 AM
There is clearly a gap in the market and people can definitely grasp at this opportunity. It is scary to see how important cyber security is even on a personal small scale like Jadine says.

Jadine Richards   said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 10:10 AM
Its crazy how important cyber security is these days even to the point where private individuals are purchasing insurance for same. Of course companies are the major targets when it comes to financial crime but still its terribly scary to imagine that absolutely everyone and everything is a target.

Megan  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 08:40 AM
It's true what they say, "How do you prepare a child from a job that doesn't even exist yet?". It's also very interesting to note how many jobs there are but qualified individuals can't be employed for them.

Michelle Smillie  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 08:38 AM
This falls under the rare and highly specialised field of information security which is indeed very important. Unfortunately, because of it being such a specialised field, there is never enough people to handle all the required security. We should always be on the lookout for abnormal activities and try to cover our own backs as much as possible.

Bianca N  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 08:38 AM
It's scary but also a great opportunity for young people who are interested in studying in this field. Their skills will be in high demand which will give them great opportunities in the future. But for the companies who are having a difficult time filling these positions must be very stressful. But like the article mentions, people must be taught to not click on the phising emails etc. which will already be a great help.

brumilde  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 08:35 AM
Interesting, yet the basic salary for your average IT technician is minimum, we are living in a world that wants to move forward as fast as it comes, everybody wants to live in future world of 'the Jetsons' no one thinks of how long it will take to get there or the struggles and Rules and law that will actually have to be implemented in order to prevent total downfall.

Melissa van Tellingen   said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 07:44 AM
It's shocking to think that these types of jobs didn't even exist a decade ago. Just shows you how technology changed job opportunities. I thought that technology would take away job opportunities not create them, which is great news obviously.

david  said:
on Monday 10-Dec-18 07:24 AM
what excellent news!
my son is studying a BSc degree in computer science at Wits.
my retirement is guaranteed!!!

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