Demand for IT Security Experts Could be on the Rise
According to a recent industry analysis, cyber security threats continue to increase around the globe - potentially leading to more IT jobs and demand for skilled professionals.
Frost and Sullivan recently published its Analysis of the Global Web and Email Content Security Market report, which surveyed over 12,000 IT security professionals worldwide. From the study, the research firm concluded that there are currently three main areas of security concern.
These were application vulnerabilities, malware and mobile devices.
As such, it is perhaps not surprising why the market for web content security solutions is set to grow over the next few years. Frost and Sullivan predicts that the global market for these solutions will grow from its current value of AUD$3.49 billion to approximately AUD$3.81 billion by 2017.
However, Frost and Sullivan did note that the growth will only be slow at first as competition between solutions vendors heats up and organisations have a wide array of providers to choose from, leading to a "fragmented" market. The issue of integrating the solutions with existing IT infrastructure also remains an issue.
Frank Dickson, network security industry principal at Frost and Sullivan, said vendors also had to ensure they were tailoring their solutions to individual sectors.
"Suppliers must also cater to the unique requirements of various end-user verticals, including education, financial, healthcare, government and technology," he said in a January 29 statement.
"Approaching these verticals with a one-size-fits-all approach will be ineffective and restrict the reach of solution providers in the global market."
There is a clear challenge for organisations who wish to adopt these solutions to beef up their security, as many might not have the in-house expertise to select the best option.
That is perhaps one reason why the demand for IT experts skilled in security may increase with time.